Connie Milstein hosted a “watch party” of the video presented hear at her home in Georgetown to help raise awareness of the plight of people with epilepsy and their families. The news program “60 Minutes” presented this 12 minute segment describing what having epilepsy that can not be controlled with medication has meant for Susan, David and their 28 year old daughter, Lauren Axelrod. Watch this video and be moved.
The Jefferson Hotel re-opened after renovations. Connie Milstein, the hotel owner, was given numerous compliments on the hotel remodeling.
One of many organizations that Connie Milstein participates as a board member is Refugees International. This organization sees as its goal the advocacy of bringing life saving help and protection to displaced people around the world while at the same time exploring and promoting solutions to the crisis which is causing the displacement.
Refugees International believes it is crucial to solve the problem of refugees, because if ignored refugees and displaced people have a serious destabilizing effect on international structures. Today there are over 41.9 million refugees, (including internally displaced people) and 12 million stateless people living around the world without citizenship rights.
Connie Milstein, as a board member and Director Emeritus, believes that through the work of Refugees International people in dire need will be helped in addition to having a positive impact on the increased stability of the international community.
Connie Milstein joins the Blue Star Families Board.
The DC 60 Minutes viewing party at Connie Milstein’s home was a success for CURE and the Axelrod family.