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Asheville Citizen Times Health Kudos: IPPY Award Release

Nonprofit wins for “The MemoryCare Plays”

IPPYPlaywright Matthew Widman receives the IPPY Award at ceremony in New York City in May, 2014.ASHEVILLE – MemoryCare’s recently published book, “The MemoryCare Plays,” has received a bronze medal for best anthology at the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Awards. The IPPY awards honor the year’s best independently published books and was presented in New York City on May 28. In 2014, the contest drew more than 5,500 entries from authors and publishers in all 50 U.S. states, nine Canadian provinces, and 32 countries.

“The MemoryCare Plays” are edited by Dr. Margaret A. Noel, founder of MemoryCare, a nonprofit that provides integrated services for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their caregivers.

The three plays contained in “The MemoryCare Plays” anthology strive to dramatize the full impact of progressive memory disorders upon the individual and to illustrate the richness and complexity of the caregiving relationship, with all of its challenges and rewards.

Award Winning

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The MemoryCare Plays received a bronze medal for best anthology at the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Awards. The “IPPY” Awards honor the year’s best independently published books. In 2014, the contest drew over 91 entries from authors and publishers in all 50 U.S. states, nine Canadian provinces, and 32 countries overseas.