is fundraising to honor:
My dear friend Mark Macy
On February 21st I will start the first ever winter crossing from Badwater to the summit of Mount Whitney to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of my friend and racing companion – and always and forever Stray Dog – Mark Macy (Mace). My other goal is, as always, not to establish a speed record, but to show that it can be done. Dr. Bob Haugh, also an original and forever Stray Dog, will crew for me, along with my wife Heather, and then he will join me climbing Whitney via the Mountaineer’s Route with a guide from SMI
In 2018, at the age of 64, Mace was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's. The Association is conducting a huge fundraising effort called "The Longest Day." Thanks for visiting my page and, hopefully, making a donation, as my "Longest Day" will be nothing compared to the battle being fought by Mace, his beloved wife Pammy, and his children each and every day. The strength and grace Mace and his family exhibit while dealing with this horrible disease is incredible and inspiring. You can learn more about how Mace if facing this challenge by watching the 10-part series: World's Toughest Race, Eco-Challenge Fiji on Amazon Prime Video.
Mace raced with his son, Travis, on Team Endure, but us Stray Dogs kept a close eye on him throughout. The photo here shows Travis, Mace, and me during Eco Fiji.
Sadly, I bet all of you know someone who is struggling with Alzheimer's. I hope you find it in your heart to help with the cause, even if it's just a dollar or two. Having your support will make my winter Badwater crossing worth the effort; not just for me, by for Dr. Bob, Heather, Mace and his family, and all of those affected by Alzheimer's.
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