Please Help Me Fund Alzheimer's Research
Hello anyone who is visiting this page! My name is Steve Melamed and I will be skiing around Camel's Hump with the team "The Hot Toddies" this Feburary. We're doing it for fun. We're doing it for adventure. We're doing it to ease the Samsara in this world. Sure, it is a bit on the silly side, and the participants are generally eccentric, but that's all part of the fun, and the cause is good.
Your donation will go to the Alzheimer's Association - an organization with a mission to "eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health." I've done some digging and I found that this organization is the 3'rd largest funder of Alzheimer's research worldwide, behind the E.U. and the U.S. Government.
This year I will be both attempting to ski the loop on my own with my friend Douglas. Additionally, during the event itself, I will be supporting the skiiers at the mid-point of the trip. I'll be making Hot Chocolate and Tea, and offering first aid support to anyone who might need it.
For my part I am skiing around Mt. Camel’s Hump because it is a fun thing to do with my friends and the cause is worthwhile. I have sought our charitable organizations that I believe are bringing authentic healing to those they touch, and I am learning how to pay attention to the news without getting sucked into its mania. I continue to support Marisa as she makes our health-care system work better for everyone. I teach skiing and find ways to help the people I teach to confront their anxieties and feel the exhilaration of being in the winter environment, and I remain active with Outward Bound because it provides a platform of truth-discovery for youth who are starving for authentic experience. I continue to pursue woodworking because the subtle joy of the handmade is the antidote to the alienation of the disposable or the mass-produced. I am, moreover, acutely aware that my actions are not nearly enough, and that there are structural problems that I am blind to because of my place of privilege in this world. Yet I can, at least, listen to my neighbors and be a compassionate witness to the tragic beauty that is our shared existence.
I need your support. Please make a donation to help us fight such a crippling disease.
Thank you for your contribution!
Steve Melamed Jr.