Sunday, December 8, 2013

Leeza Gibbons aims to bring her passion for Alzheimer’s caregivers back home


To the rest of the country, she might be television personality Leeza Gibbons, but to the Columbia area, she’s the local girl who made it big.

Leeza Gibbons

And Gibbons — a graduate of Irmo High School and the University of South Carolina — still feels that strong connection to the area. That’s one reason it irks her that she hasn’t been able to establish a Midlands home for her passion — Leeza’s Care Connection.

A nonprofit Gibbons set up operates four Leeza’s Care Connection facilities to help caregivers for Alzhiemer’s patients. They’re in Los Angeles, Burbank, Calif., Joliet, Ill., and Pembroke Pines, Fla.

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