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2014 AARP Purpose Prize Winner Mauricio Lim Miller
AARP recently announced the five winners of the AARP Purpose Prize™.  The AARP Purpose Prize™ recognizes outstanding work by people age 50 and over that is focused on advancing social good.
Julian Bond
In the 1960s, student civil rights activist-turned-Georgia legislator Julian Bond, who passed away Aug. 15 at age 75 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., cut such a charismatic figure with his slim, handsome looks and dazzling gift for oratory that some envisioned him becoming the first African-American U.S. President.
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The “Bloody Sunday” 50th anniversary march was an event that inspired people across America to stand for justice wherever injustice prevails. In that regard, among the greatest inspirations at the March 7 commemoration was 103-year-old Amelia Boynton Robinson, a foot soldier who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Holly Robinson Peete with AARP Card
Recently our new AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins challenged Americans to “Be Fearless at 50+.” What does that mean? I saw the answer in action recently when actress and activist Holly Robinson Peete got an oversized AARP card as she celebrated her 50 th birthday at a star-studded oceanside party in Malibu, Calif.
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At 99, Grace Lee Boggs is rather matter-of-fact when you ask her about aging:  "It's like preparing for disability," she deadpans.
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Who knew that counting beads could help change the world? Mary Fisher had a notion it would.
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