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55-Year-Old Man Climbs Seven Highest Peaks to Raise Awareness of Alzheimer's Disease

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Uploaded on Nov 29, 2011

In just under one year, 55-year-old Alan Arnette will have accomplished what few have done before: climbed the 7 Summits -- the highest peak on each of the seven continents as part of The 7 Summits Climb for Alzheimer's: Memories are Everything campaign. Arnette has climbed the equivalent of more than 100 times the height of the Empire State Building -- including in temperatures of 40 degrees below zero and winds as high as 50 mph.

Arnette undertook and accomplished this in order to raise awareness of the growing prevalence of Alzheimer's in our aging population and the enormous financial and personal burden it places on people with the disease, their caregivers and society. Arnette climbs in memory of his mother, Ida Arnette, who he cared for before she passed away from Alzheimer's disease in 2009. His experience as a family caregiver transformed him into a champion for the fight against Alzheimer's, the nation's 6th most deadly disease.

Arnette has reached millions with his message: motivating people to speak up, seek support and help him in his efforts to raise $1 million for the Alzheimer's community. Alan will be available for a LIVE interview upon his return from his adventure. This National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month he will share more about his journey, the challenges faced, and how it relates to caring for those with Alzheimer's.

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