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TRIBUTE TO JANE MARKS
(Extensions of Remarks - May 23, 2013)

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                         TRIBUTE TO JANE MARKS

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                       HON. SHELLEY MOORE CAPITO

                            of west virginia

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, May 22, 2013

  Mrs. CAPITO. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Jane Marks for 
her years of work helping families affected by Alzheimer's disease, not 
only in West Virginia, but across the United States of America.
  Jane Marks joined the Alzheimer's Association, West Virginia Chapter 
in 2001 as Executive Director and has been serving in the role as a 
tireless advocate ever since. Through her work with the State chapter, 
Jane has raised the association's profile by expanding their 
programmatic reach and championing various policy initiatives.
  Recently, Jane served on the 2012-2014 Alzheimer's Association 
Strategic Plan Steering Committee, which aimed to aggressively advance 
their mission to eliminate Alzheimer's disease. In addition, she 
presented at the White House Conference on Aging Solutions Forum and 
has testified at numerous legislative committee hearings. Jane has also 
developed a wide variety of training and curriculum for families and 
caregivers, focusing on all facets of Alzheimer's, from caring for the 
baby boomer generation to a new extended learning course in partnership 
with West Virginia University.
  On May 23, Jane Marks will receive the 2013 Rockefeller Award for her 
outstanding support and dedication to the cause of Alzheimer's disease 
in West Virginia, and indeed, throughout the United States. Jane is 
truly deserving of this honor, as thousands of Alzheimer's families, 
including my own, have her to thank for many years fighting this 
disease and helping those affected by it. After twelve years as 
Executive Director, Jane will be retiring June, however, she will 
remain a passionate advocate for everyone facing this terrible disease.
  Jane lives in Charleston with her husband, John. She has two 
children, John Thomas and Elizabeth, and is expecting her first 
grandchild in just a few weeks.
  Mr. Speaker, the State of West Virginia, the United States of 
America, and my own family owe Jane Marks a sincere and heartfelt 
thanks for her tireless service to everyone affected by Alzheimer's 
disease.

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