North County Woman Honored for Work With Alzheimer’s
ST. LOUIS, MO (KMOX) – Friday, Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder congratulated Martha Daly of North County for winning the Lieutenant Governor’s Senior Service Award for outstanding volunteerism with compassion and hard work.
The presentation was made at the St. Louis Alzheimer’s Association headquarters on Olive Blvd., among about 100 other volunteers and staffers for the not-for-profit organization. Daly was nominated for the honor by Missouri State Representative Margo McNeil (D), and Carroll Rodriguez of the Alzheimer’s Association St. Louis Chapter.
Daly began her volunteerism 10 years ago with the Alzheimer’s Association St. Louis Chapter after her best friend was diagnosed with the disease. Her call to the Helpline to assist her friend turned into a passion to help others and a commitment to the Association’s mission.
In 2003, Daly joined the Early Stage Task Force that was instrumental in providing guidance to the chapter in the development of nationally recognized programs for individuals with early memory loss. In 2007, when Daly retired from her executive position with Schaeffer Manufacturing, she began volunteering fulltime. She joined the speakers’ bureau, presenting at educational classes, conferences and legislative breakfasts. In 2010, she was a United Way Torch Lighter, serving as the voice for both United Way and the Alzheimer’s Association throughout the community.
Daly said tearfully, “Through the Helpline, I truly believe I connect with and touch the lives of those seek answers and guidance for themselves and their loved ones.”
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