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Caregiver Appreciation Day at MOA helps those who help others

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The Mall of America will celebrate people who take care of others Sunday for Caregiver Appreciation Day.

The event is presented by the White Dove Foundation, which strives to improve education for young people and equip caregivers, according to its website.

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A news release from the mall says more than a dozen organizations will be there for a resource fair. BlueCross Blue Shield, AARP, the Wilder Foundation, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and National Brain Alliance are just a few of those organizations.

The Mall of America says guests will also have the opportunity to participate in activities to help raise awareness. Those activities include musical performances and meeting with therapy dogs.

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The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m at the MOA's Rotunda.

Check out this video highlighting 2014's event.

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One in six people who are 18 years old or older regularly assist someone with a health problem, long-term illness or disability, the mall says.

On average, those who provide care to adults have been doing so for four years, according to a report put out by the National Alliance for Caregiving.

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