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The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) Announces 2012 Volunteer of the Year

Lewy Body Dementia Association
912 Killian Hill Road, SW
Lilburn, GA  30047
(404) 935-6444
www.lbda.org
lbda@lbda.org
CONTACT: Elizabeth Patrick

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ATLANTA (January 1, 2013) — The Lewy Body Dementia Association announced today the 2012 Volunteer of the Year is Jason M. Rubin of Boston, Mass. Jason, a successful writer and novelist, wrote a touching blog post about his mother’s illness on the tenth anniversary of her death from Lewy body dementia (LBD), which caught the attention of staff at the Lewy Body Dementia Association. He was soon invited to share his LBD story on LBDA’s website, and he began to volunteer with the organization.

For the past three years, Jason has donated his time and writing talents to LBDA. He served on LBDA’s Communications task force and provided the organization with much needed copywriting for brochures and fundraising pieces. Last year, Jason helped to organize a trio recital as part of a highly successful fundraising event. He has also added to LBDA’s volunteer brigade by recruiting a friend and colleague to assist LBDA with design services for print materials.

“When my mother was finally diagnosed with late-stage Lewy body dementia, we were lost and struggling to find support and in need of more information on what we were dealing with,” said Jason Rubin, “I wish we had a resource like LBDA back then, and I am glad that LBDA is supporting LBD families today. I am happy to help LBDA in any way I can.”

An award-winning copywriter with 27 years of professional writing experience, Jason has been a senior writer at Libretto Inc. in Boston since September 2000. Jason recently published his first novel, The Grave and the Gay.

For more information on volunteering with the Lewy Body Dementia Association please contact LaToysa Scaife-Rooks, Volunteer and Programs Coordinator, Lewy Body Dementia Association, lrooks@lbda.org, 404-935-6444 ext. 103.

The Lewy Body Dementia Association
The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the Lewy body dementias (LBD), supporting patients, their families and caregivers, and promoting scientific advances.   Through outreach, education and research, LBDA supports those affected by Lewy body dementias. To learn more about LBD and LBDA please visit www.lbda.org.

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