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shirleyandbobWhen my husband, Bob, passed in 2015 I donated his memorial to Iowa CareGivers to help support a grassroots awareness campaign to honor all who work in direct care.”  — Shirley Sorenson  

I have seen, first-hand, the impact that Certified Nursing Assistants and other direct care workers have had on my loved ones and me.   They cared for my mother as she became more frail requiring care in a nursing home.  They also cared for my husband through hospice at the end of his life.  I watched as these caregivers provided both the care to my family member with the skills and compassion that supported not only their quality of health but their quality of life. 

“Toughest Job You’ll Ever Love” campaign t-shirts were gifted to over 200 direct care professionals during the Iowa CareGivers conference in memory of Bob. The campaign helps to raise awareness about how important these workers are to families like mine and the Iowans they serve. I felt it important to donate Bob’s memorial to Iowa CareGivers so they can continue to advocate for, educate, and honor this vitally important group of direct care professionals. Please join me in honoring them by making a contribution to support this effort or many of the other great programs offered. Thanks. Shirley

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