Watching Ida Arnette slowly drift away into the abyss of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) changed my life forever. While she went through the journey with grace, dignity, and humor from 2006 to 2009, the more I learned about AD, the more I found the vagueness of diagnoses, the state of treatment, and the lack of a cure to be simply unacceptable. It was upon her death that I made a vow to honor Ida's life and make sure she was not just another number of a long list of people killed by this disease.
Climbing the World to End Alzheimer's
Today, I climb the world to end Alzheimer's by raising awareness and funds for research through my climbs.
Return to Nepal
In October 2018, I will return to Nepal for the 12th time to trek the Khumbu below Everest and climb the 20,305-foot, Island Peak aka Imja Tse with Kami Sherpa with whom I have summited both Everest and K2.
This fundraising campaign on CrowdRise has all donations going exclusively to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, a Wellesley, MA-based 501(c)(3) venture-based philanthropy dedicated to funding research with the highest probability of preventing, slowing or reversing Alzheimer’s disease. If you prefer to donate directly to the CAF, please use this link https://curealz.org/giving/donate/ It will still count for the match. Either way, no part of any donation ever goes to me, ever.
I'm thrilled that Jim and Carol Beers will be matching all donations dollar for dollar up to $10,000. I would like to see an overall goal of $25,000 met that will 100% go to the Cure Alzheimer's Fund.
Form a Team!
Another fun way to participate is to form a team of friends and family. Sadly most of my followers understand Alzheimer's so joining forces with your fellows is a great way to leverage doantions.
So I am requesting that everyone following my climb make a donation in any amount that is meaningful to you, I promise you that it will also be meaningful to me and to everyone who experiences AD either as a patient or a caregiver.
Please donate now and thank you so much.
Memories are Everything