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“My Workflow Is Down”: A Horrifying Situation Triggered Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Son to Give Wings to Maria Shriver’s Crusade Against Incurable Disease

Published 09/27/2023, 12:52 AM EDT

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Maria Shriver has been on a crusade against Alzheimer’s since 2003. After seeing her father, Sargent Shriver, suffer and ultimately succumb to the disease, Shriver became an advocate for Alzheimer’s awareness. Patrick Schwarzenegger observed her drive and efforts up close while staying with her during the COVID-19 pandemic. Like his father, Arnold Schwarzenegger, the 30-year-old knows a thing or two about running a business, so he gave her an idea.

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For two decades, she gave public speeches, donated funds, founded The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, and wrote a book. However, Patrick Schwarzenegger gave her crusade wings. For the first time in two decades, Shriver found a way to constantly generate money for her movement without relying on donations. So what did the young actor do for his mother?

Patrick Schwarzenegger did something positive during a dark time


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The COVID-19 pandemic was a horrifying time for humanity. The world remained under lockdown to avoid the virus. However, during this dark time, Patrick Schwarzenegger helped his mother start a business to help fight another horrifying disease. Since Alzheimer’s affects the brain, the actor gave his mother the idea of centering the brand around brain health.

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Patrick Schwarzenegger told his mother to create a product that improves brain health. He also said they could spread awareness through product marketing. “I’ve worked with lots of different companies over the past decade… I got to learn a lot about how to build a startup,” the actor said in an interview. The Midnight Sun actor had learned things like branding, pricing strategy, marketing scenarios, and more.


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“I kind of told my mom, ‘Look, I’m living with you right now, it’s Covid, my workflow is down and I’m happy to get this company off the ground,'” Patrick Schwarzenegger told The Los Angeles Business Journal. The mother-son duo created Mosh, a protein bar with ingredients that benefit brain health. The company found success, and Shriver and Schwarzenegger are looking to expand their business. However, the mother and son aren’t the only philanthropists in the family.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger and a family of philanthropists


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While Patrick Schwarzenegger joined his mother in her crusade for Alzheimer’s, Arnold Schwarzenegger is also a philanthropist. While he doesn’t work with his ex-wife, the bodybuilding legend has donated to several causes, including diseases like Alzheimer’s, cancer, and more. Besides, Schwarzenegger is also an environmentalist who is constantly helping projects that positively impact the environment and climate change.

Arnie and Shriver’s eldest child, Katherine Schwarzenegger, is an animal activist. She advocates the adoption of abandoned pets and animals. Besides animal activism, Katherine Schwarzenegger is also an author. She writes books for children that contain valuable lessons on how they should learn to interact with the world around them.


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During a dark time in the history of the world, people like Patrick Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver created something that would have a positive impact on others.

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Sagnik Bagchi is a sports writer at EssentiallySports who specializes in American sports. He has a deep understanding of combat sports, gymnastics, and weightlifting. He holds a Master's Degree in English Literature from a top university.
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