Aaron Craven's Climb for Alzheimers
On September 24, 2017, I will hike the Grouse Grind in support of the Alzheimer Society of B.C. Climb for Alzheimer’s is a team oriented fitness fundraising experience. With your generosity, we can make a difference to an estimated 70,000 British Columbians who are currently affected by Alzheimer disease and related dementias.
My mother Peggy Craven suffers from Alzheimer's and my father Donald Craven suffers from dementia.
After my mother suffered a traumatic incident at St.Paul's hospital in Vancouver, I've found myself in the role of advocate for Alzheimers victims. I've pushed for systematic health care change through exchanges with the health ministry, my local MLA, The Alzheimer's Society of BC, The Senior's Advocate and most recently I had a meeting with City of Vancouver Councillor Kerry Jang. The Vancouver Sun and Province also wrote an article documenting my mother's incident and I wrote a widely read blog about my overall story.
I'm doing this climb in honour of my parents and to raise awareness of Alzheimer's and dementia. This will be a global health epidemic in the coming years and we need to fund research and adapt to the way we cope with the afflictions.
Join me in ending the stigma of Alzheimer’s disease as it isn't just about our parents' generation – it's about ours.
I love you Mom and Dad.
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