Sunday, March 04, 2012

Young British man rows up the East Cost to raise money for Alzheimer's research

The Huffington Post is reporting (on AOL) that 24-year-old Lewis Colam, from the UK, is performing a solo rowing (in a 15-foot craft) event from Miami to New York to raise money for Alzheimer’s.  His own site is here. He was motivated by watching his grandmother decline with Alzheimer’s. He resigned from his job in London to do so. He starts the event in early March 2012. 

The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research has a video (Jan. 12, 2012) on Fox News to the effect that Alzheimers now costs the US economy $172 billion a year. It’s not clear how recent revisions in the definition of the disease would affect the number.  About 170 million Americans have been affected in one way by the disease in their families.

The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research also has a link for the National Alzheimer’s Plan, here

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