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Actor David Hyde Pierce receives recognition for his work on Alzheimer’s disease

Friday 23 April 2010

It has been announced that Actor David Hyde Pierce will receive a Tony Awards® Isabelle Stevenson Award in recognition of his “substantial contribution of volunteered time and effort on behalf of one or more humanitarian, social service or charitable organisation, regardless of whether such organisations relate to the theatre.” Mr Pierce is an honorary member of the Alzheimer’s Association’s national board and he has regularly participated in the Alzheimer’s Action Summit in Washington, DC to advocate for increased investment in Alzheimer’s research.

The actor won a Tony Award for his performance in Curtains, has been on Broadway (Accent on Youth, Spamalot, The Heidi Chronicles and Beyond Therapy) and won an Emmy for his work on the sitcom Frasier.

For more information please see the Alzheimer association website at:

http://www.alz.org/news_and_events_pierce_honored_with_tony_award.asp

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