Statement from the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers on the Passing of Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter

Dr. Jennifer Olsen, chief executive officer of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers (RCI), today released the following statement about the passing of RCI founder, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter: 

“Like so many people around the world, we are heartbroken by the passing of former First Lady, lifelong humanitarian, and our beloved founder, Rosalynn Carter. Mrs. Carter spent her life fighting for mental health parity and lifting up the voices of family caregivers. Mrs. Carter founded RCI 36 years ago and since that time, she has remained deeply connected to this organization and our work. Her voice and vision are at the heart of everything we do, and she will always be our north star. 

“Mrs. Carter often reminded us to ‘do what you can to show you care about other people, and you will make our world a better place.’ There is no doubt that this world is a far better place because of Mrs. Carter’s caring heart. 

“As we mourn her loss, please consider honoring Mrs. Carter’s memory with a heartfelt thank you to a caregiver in your life, just as she would have done.” 

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