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In honor of the founder's father the Leon David Simmons Award is bestowed upon extraordinary family caregivers of the ill, disabled and elderly during the Annual Caregivers Award Luncheons. The luncheon is held in celebration of National Family Caregivers’ Month. C.O.M.E. has recognized over one hundred and twenty family caregivers from the Bronx to as far as Columbia South Carolina. Caregivers are nominated by their physicians, pastors, co-workers, employers, families and friends.

The first luncheon was held on November 19, 2007 at the Dreiser Loop Center in Co-op City. The event was sponsored by AARP Peachtree Chapter 4997, AARP New York State Office. Jacqueline Cherry was recognized as a family caregiver for her father.

Leon David Simmons Award History

The Leon David Simmons Award 2018 Nominees 

Family caregivers may not have the loudest voice in a room filled with people. They may not be seen as assertive, popular or the center of attention. They may not win an election, or seek fame. Still, family caregivers ARE humble, giving, caring, and will set aside self for the benefit of another. They are tenacious and have endurance, faith and hope. They quietly go forth touching the lives of all in need of service. They are the gifts that God has placed on this earth to be constant reminders that 



Michael Johnson

IN MICHAEL’S WORDS: My role as a caregiver is centered on ensuring my Mom has every concern and need addressed. More

Alisha Shabazz


My role as a caregiver was to make sure Ms. Ida Mae Clark had everything she needed. More

Susan Robinson

IN SUSAN’S WORDS: I have been a caregiver for more than 25 years. More

Alexis White

Alexis Stewart White is the oldest of three daughters of Mr. Alexander Stewart and Mrs. Catherine Stewart. Thirty-one years ago, she became an integral part of the White Family. More

John DeMartino

When one looks up the definition of Caregiver, I think of John DeMartino, who has been the pillar of support for his 91-year old mother, Virginia DeMartino. More

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Jacqueline Benjamin Tomlinson


I had to say goodbye to my first job and moved both of my parents to live with me to ensure they got the best health care. More

Andre Horton

IN ANDRE’S WORDS: I have been caring for my mother Virginia Horton for over 7 years. More

Sharon Robinson


My name is Sharon Robinson, and I am the primary caregiver for my mom Ada Robinson, who suffered a stroke eleven years ago. More

Denise Lewis

IN DENISE’S WORDS: I have been a caregiver to my nephew, Brandon, in some way, shape, or form throughout his entire life. More

Ena Thompson

IN ENA’S WORDS: My name is Ena Thompson and I have been caring for my developmentally disabled daughter, Leah, for 33 years. More

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