Site Update Notifications and Expedition Dispatches

This is home for site notifications and dispatches from Alan's expeditions plus updates on Memories are Everything Alzheimer's fund raising activities. Alzheimer's is a devastating disease and the true cause of the disease is unknown. Researchers are making great progress but more is needed. And there is hope.

I have partnered with the Alzheimer's Association, the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

100% of your donations go directly to Alzheimer's issues. None go to Alan's climbing expenses. I encourage you to read more about this excellent organization and make your tax deductible donation today.

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August 2009 Archives

August 12, 2009

Memories are Everything: The 7 Summits to start with Aconcagua in 2010

I am pleased to announce new partners for Memories are Everything: The 7 Summits where we are raising $1M for Alzheimer's care support and research in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association.

International Mountain Guides (IMG) will lead the climbs and Outside Online will report on the climbs thus increasing the awareness and opportunity for fund raising.

The first climb will be on the highest mountain in South America, Aconcagua at 22,841 feet or 6962 meters from January 31 to February 21, 2010. Please continue reading for the details or visit this link for complete details.

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August 25, 2009

Update on my Mom

Ida Arnette passed away from Alzheimer's disease on August 16, 2009. She struggled for over 8 years and was under hospice care at the end. We celebrated her life with friends and family this past weekend.

While it was expected, it is both a time of deep sadness for us and relief for her. She had lost her identity and independence towards the end.

Over 5 million people have it today and it can hit anyone at any age - it is not just a disease of the elderly. There is no cure for Alzheimer's and every 70 seconds a new case is diagnosed.

Please join me in raising money to have a world without Alzheimer's through joining Memories are Everything: The 7 Summits for Alzheimer's where we will raise $1M or please make a donation today.

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