Every 66 seconds, a new brain develops Alzheimer’s disease. NBC special anchor Maria Shriver, whose father, Peace Corps director Sargent Shriver, lived with the disease until he passed away in 2011, visits TODAY to talk about Challenge 66, her new campaign to combat Alzheimer’s.
NAME: Sargent Shriver OCCUPATION: Activist, Legal Professional, Military Leader, Diplomat BIRTH DATE: November 09, 1915 DEATH DATE: January 18, 2011 PLACE OF BIRTH: Westminster, Maryland PLACE OF DEATH: Bethesda, Maryland Full Name: Robert Sargent Shriver Jr. Sargent Shriver was a political administrator and diplomat perhaps best known for designing the U.S. Peace Corps, which was established in 1961. Shriver served as first director of the organization from its inception until 1966.
People line up at wake of Eunice Kennedy Shriver on Cape Cod
Carolina Shriver, left, granddaughter of Sargent Shriver, right, touches his face during a wake for Eunice Kennedy Shriver at Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church, in the Centerville section of Barnstable Thursday. Eunice Shriver, the sister of President John F. Kennedy and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, died at Cape Cod Hospital at age 88.