Support The 7 Summits Climb for Alzheimer's

Posted: Nov. 5, 2010

The 7 Summits Climb for Alzheimer's: Memories are Everything is a year-long challenge by mountain climber and Alzheimer's disease advocate Alan Arnette to scale the 7 Summits, the highest peaks on each continent. Alan climbs in memory of his mother, who passed away in 2009 from Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, with another person newly diagnosed every 70 seconds. It is estimated to affect more than 5 million people in the United States and more than 25 million people worldwide. That's why Alan chose to climb the 7 Summits to raise awareness of the impact of this debilitating disease and $1 million to advance Alzheimers research as it is his hope that scientists can find a way to slow or stop Alzheimer's disease.

You can join in Alan's fundraising efforts by making a donation to Cure Alzheimers Fund — an organization selected by Alan. One hundred percent of any donation you give will go directly to the support Alzheimer's disease research.

The Alzheimer's Immunotherapy Program of Janssen Alzheimer Immunotherapy and Pfizer Inc. is funding Arnette's climbs. International Mountain Guides is also supporting Arnette's efforts.


What if you pledge $0.01 per foot?



Summit: 16067 feet
Start: 7,000
Gain: 9,067
Total Pledge: $91


Summit: 22,841 feet
Start: 8,464
Gain: 14,377
Total Pledge: $144


Summit: 29,035 feet
Start: 9,400
Gain: 19,635
Total Pledge: $196


Summit: 20,320 feet
Start: 7,200
Gain: 13,120
Total Pledge: $131


Summit: 18,481 feet
Start: 12,785
Gain: 5,696
Total Pledge: $57


Summit: 19,340 feet
Start: 5,363
Gain: 13,977
Total Pledge: $140

Carstenz Pyramid

Carstensz Pyramid

Summit: 16,023 feet
Start: 12,467
Gain: 3,556
Total Pledge: $36


Summit: 7,310 feet
Start: 6,026
Gain: 1,284
Total Pledge: $13


Interested in making a pledge? Email us at Cure Alzheimer's Fund.