Dominican Selected to Receive Award in Memory of Princess Diana
Rianna Patterson, social entrepreneur and founder of the Dominica Dementia Foundation has been selected to receive the 2022 Diana Award for her commitments to Dementia.
The Diana Award honours young people who work to improve the lives of others. Named after Diana, Princess of Wales, the Award is the most prestigious accolade a young person aged 9-25 can receive for their social action or humanitarian work.
Patterson, aged 24, is an advocate for young people and adults with mental health conditions, using her platform to advocate for global mental health.
Humbled by the award, Patterson dedicated her latest achievement to all those fighting against dementia.
Diana Award Recipient Rianna Patterson
Diana, Princess of Wales was a member of the British royal family. She was the patroness of charities and organizations who worked with the homeless, youth, drug addicts, and the elderly. Till her death in 1997, Diana was also a supporter of charities and organizations that focused on social and mental issues.