PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Project Lifesaver International has been recognized by Moving America Forward for its contributions to helping protect at risk populations. Moving America Forward, a national television show hosted by television and movie icon William Shatner, has awarded Project Lifesaver International the prestigious Moving America Forward Award.
This award recognizes Project Lifesaver International, a non-profit organization, for the valuable contributions that its program, technology, and services have made to support the important work of public safety agencies. Project Lifesaver International provides police, fire/rescue and other first responders with equipment and training to quickly locate and rescue individuals with cognitive disorders who tend to wander off, including those with Alzheimer's disease, Autism, and Down syndrome.
Today there are nearly 5.3 million people suffering with Alzheimer's disease. According to experts, nearly 60% of them will wander away from their home or caregiver. Also, a recent National Autism Association survey showed that more than 90% of the parents of autistic children believed their child was at risk of wandering off from their care.
"This is the latest example of how our innovative program and technology sets us apart from other companies," said Gene Saunders, Founder and CEO of Project Lifesaver International. "We are honored by the recognition we have received from Moving America Forward regarding the positive impact Project Lifesaver International has had on at risk populations and their families and caregivers."
For more information about Project Lifesaver International and its program and technology contact:
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