LOS ANGELES (AP) – Glenn Close will receive an honorary AARP award for her work with a charity raising awareness about mental illness.
AARP announced Tuesday that Close will be the first to receive an honorary Purpose Prize Award in a virtual ceremony on December 3. The Oscar-winning actress will be recognized for her work with Bring Change to Mind, an organization that strives to end the stigma. and discrimination around mental illness.
Five individuals receive the AARP Purpose Prize, which honors people 50 and older who “tap into the power of life.” Winners include Hope Harley with the Bronx Children’s Museum; Arturo Noriega with Centro Community Partners; Susan Tachau with Pennsylvania Assistive Technology; Mark Barden with Sandy Hook Promise; and Cindy Eggleton with Brilliant Detroit.
Each prize winner will receive a prize of $ 50,000 for their organization.
AARP said 10 Purpose Prize fellows will also be honored. Each of them will receive an award of $ 5,000 to further their organization’s mission.