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1926 Skate for Alzheimer’s

Steve McNeil skates for 19 hours and 26 minutes to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s and has been doing so all across Canada for 10 years. He started his marathon skates in 2012 as a tribute to his mother, who died of the disease, and to all the caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s. His mother was born in 1926 thus the name of his skate – 1926skate.

Since 2018, Steve has done his marathon skate 18 times in cities across Canada in rain, blizzards, and -40C temperatures. All of us at ASBHHNH are excited to share that he’ll becoming to Hamilton’s Waterfront Trust outdoor rink on December 18 to do another of his marathon skates for Alzheimer’s!

Steve’s skate will start at 12:01am until 7:26pm, no matter what the weather serves up. It’s an inspiring effort, but Steve says it’s nothing compared to the time and effort caregivers devote to family members with Alzheimer’s. He is asking people to donate $19.26 to our AlzheimerSociety and invites everyone to come out and skate with him for a short time as well to help raise awareness. All dollars raised will stay right here in our local communities.

“COVID 19 as been devastating for seniors and their families”, McNeil says. “More and more families are going to need the assistance that their local Alzheimer Societies can provide. This is why this fundraising skate is so important”.

Our thanks to Steve for his passion for our cause, and for his dedication to making a difference.
To donate, please visit here – and feel free join him in person with your skates too, as Steve hits the ice for Alzheimer’s in Hamilton on December 18.

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