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 2001 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 on 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. In JUly 2019 I went to Bolivia to climb three peaks all over 17,000 feet.
You can see how I did at http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/bolivia-2019/
$5,000 for Research for Alan's 63rd Birthday
I set a goal to raise $5,000 for my 63rd birthday, July 27, 2019, while I was in Bolivia.
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/ Either way, no part of any donation ever goes to me, ever.
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.
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