In June of 2009, Connie was awarded a lifetime Ashoka Fellowship and in October 2009 she became one of 10 Purpose Prize winners, a national endeavor honoring persons over 60 years of age who initiated an innovative solution for social change. In September 2010 The Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association presented her with The Distinguished Alumna Award. In 2011 AACY won the Palm Beach County Medical Society's Heroes in Medicine Award for Community Outreach and later that year Connie was named a Woman of Grace by Bethesda Hospital Foundation.
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American Association of Caregiving Youth® is the national resource for the support of children who are caring for ill, injured, elderly, or disabled family members. AACY is located in Boca Raton, Florida. Visit www.aacy.org to learn more about AACY and the caregiving youth project.