I climb for Mum and others with Alzheimer's
In August 2015, my 63 year old mum was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer's. The decline was sudden and thrust my world into disarray. During the darkest and most soul searching 3 years of my life, I have been blessed to have the constant presence of my Father and siblings for support in this journey together, and we have been able to collectively care for her and uphold her dignity and keep her in her home that is familiar for her. It is organizations like Alzheimer Society of B.C. and others back home in Australia that help families and sufferers navigate through this incredibly terrifying process.
I climb in hopes that the donations I receive can help more families and individuals from going through this process alone. I climb with hopes that one day there will be a cure. I climb with the appreciation of the fleeting moments of lucidity I get with my mum, that make my heart skip and my eyes well. This climb is for you Ann Elizabeth Egan.
On September 30, 2018, 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 estimated 70,000 British Columbians who are currently affected by Alzheimer disease or other dementias.
Join me in ending the stigma of Alzheimer’s disease as it isn't just about our parents' generation – it's about ours. Thank you again and we invite you all on the top at our Summit Celebration to cheer us on as we complete our journey! Thank you for supporting this important cause for 10,000's of families in B.C. going through what myself and many of my friends continue to go through. Together we can do something. Together we can do a lot.
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