Giving back to those who give so generously, Mall of America celebrates Caregiver Appreciation Day

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Tara Niebeling


Giving back to those who give so generously, Mall of America® celebrates Caregiver Appreciation Day


WHAT: One in six adults provide regular care to a friend or family member with a health problem or disability. Mall of America®, in partnership with the White Dove Foundation, will celebrate Caregiver Appreciation Day on Sunday, Nov. 23.

November is National Caregivers Month, recognizing those who selflessly give their time, energy and resources without expecting anything in return. Caregiver Appreciation Day celebrates their generosity and dedication.

Caregiver Appreciation Day kicks off at Mall of America with a Walk for Caregivers at 8 a.m., followed by an interfaith service in Nickelodeon Universe at 9:15 a.m. The festivities continue throughout the day in the Rotunda with an Appreciation and Awareness event featuring musical performances and resources for caregivers from AARP, Wilder Foundation, CaringBridge, LLS and Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota chapter.

National Caregivers Day is presented by the White Dove Foundation. Founded by John and Beth Chaya, the White Dove Foundation is a humanitarian organization based in Minnesota. John Chaya has an English bulldog named Major, who helped him through a cancer diagnosis.

For more information on the Caregiver Appreciation Day event, click here.

WHEN:           Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

                        8 a.m. – 4 p.m.                     

WHERE:         Mall of America – Rotunda

About Mall of America®

Mall of America is the nation’s largest retail and entertainment complex. At 4.87 million square feet, the Mall is home to more than 520 world-class shops; Nickelodeon Universe, the nation’s largest indoor family theme park; EMS Entertainment Exhibit Center; SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, a 1.2 million gallon walk-through aquarium; Hard Rock Café; Moose Mountain Adventure Golf; Theatres at Mall of America, a 14-screen movie theater with digital projection including 4K, digital sound and 3D capabilities; Radisson Blu Mall of America, a 500-room hotel connected by skyway to Mall of America The Mall opened in August of 1992 and is located in Bloomington, Minn., just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Mall is currently undergoing an expansion project on all three levels on the north side. The expansion will include a 342-room JW Marriott hotel, office tower, high-end retailers, new dining options, a tourist welcome center and large event space. Follow Mall of America on Facebook and Twitter or visit our blog.