National Family Caregivers Association Joins The 7 Summits Climb

Posted: Feb. 2, 2011

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund together with Janssen Alzheimer Immunotherapy and Pfizer is pleased to announce the addition of the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) to The 7 Summits Climb for Alzheimer’s: Memories are Everything campaign.  NFCA joins just as alpine mountaineer and Alzheimer’s disease advocate Alan Arnette successfully summitted Aconcagua in Argentina, his second climb of the 7 Summits.  Congratulations Alan!

Through this campaign, Alan is seeking to climb the highest peak on each continent, in order to help raise awareness of the enormous financial and personal burden Alzheimer’s places on people with the disease, their family caregivers and society, and to raise funds to support critical research to find a cure. He hopes to raise $1 million to support both caregivers and research.  The funds he raises will go to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund™ to support research to find a cure for Alzheimer’s, and now to NFCA to support family caregivers.

“We welcome NFCA to The 7 Summits Climb for Alzheimer’s and look forward to ways we can work together and help promote this incredible campaign. In order to fight Alzheimer’s effectively, we need to fund more research to find a cure and we need to support the caregivers and families who are on the front lines dealing with the disease every day” says Tim Armour President and CEO of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund.

Prior to Aconcagua, Alan summitted the first of the 7 Summits -- Mt. Vinson Massif, the highest peak in Antarctica -- in December.  Coming up in April, Alan will be headed to Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world.  The Alzheimer's Immunotherapy Program of Janssen Alzheimer Immunotherapy and Pfizer Inc. is funding Alan’s climbs so that all money he raises from donations will go directly to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund and NFCA .

You can track Alan’s progress by visiting www.Climb4AD.com or www.Facebook.com/Climb4AD.