is fundraising to honor:
Mark Macy (Mace)
We did it! Because of YOUR support and generosity.
6 marathons in 6 days on Route 66
From February 26th through March 3rd Heather and I trekked the longest continuous section of Historic Route 66 in Arizona dubbed
Route 66 AZ To End ALZ for Mace
While we reached our physical goal, we still have met our fundraising goal of $15,800 ($100 for every mile we walked). If youhaven't already, please donate to the Alzheimer's Association as a part of Team Macy Endure. All donations, no matter the dollar amount, are needed and appreciated to support the fight to End ALZ. We wish ALL donations were listed. Please know that we see each and every donation as TOP donations, especially during these difficult times. Suggested donations:
- $100 to sponsor one mile
- $66 in honor of Route 66
- $6 because every dollar counts in the fight to End ALZ
- Any dollar amount you can afford and are inspired to donate
Thank you for your support! And HUGE thanks to everyone that has already donated! Your generosity is much appreciated and truly kept us going out there.
We started near Ash Fork, AZ and finished at Topock66 on the Colorado River. Mark Macy (Mace), who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's in 2018 at just 64 years old, and his beautiful wife Pam joined us from Colorado and more than reached their goal of walking 66 miles!! With three donated body parts, arthritis, bad feet, and other health issues, this was a mighty achievement for Pam. Having her guy Mace with her - and the fundraising - kept her going. Dr. Bob Haugh, who fell 10 feet off a ladder just days before joining us from Kentucky (no, I'm not making this up!) provided crew support and his always affable nature despite a very painful back and tailbone.
Heather was amazing each and every day. She had never done a marathon, and certainly never did a marathon, after a marathon, after a marathon, after . . . well . . . you get it. She may not look like an athlete, but she certainly got 'er done (as Mater would say).
We enjoyed the sites and support of businesses along the way, including:
- Delgadillos' Route 66 gift shop in Seligman, where local barber Angel started the movement to save this iconic highway by obtaining the "Historic" designation
- Grand Canyon Caverns - could you stay in the Cavern Suite?
- The Hualapai Tribe - the Lodge in Peach Springs is beautiful
- Hackberry General Store with loads of Route 66 memorabilia
- Antares, home of Giganticus Headicus (dropped on-site by aliens?)
- Kingman Visitors Center and Route 66 Museum
- Cool Springs restored Mobile gas station and museum, an inspiration for the animated movie Cars
- Fast Fanny's in Oatman where you can feed "wild" burros in the street in the old mining town
- Topack66 on the Colorado River, where we enjoyed a couple of well earned (we think?!) beers and a delicious meal
While trekking this iconic route was fun and interesting - and, well, DIFFICULT - the fundraising is what it was about and is what kept us going! You can still help by donating up until The Longest Day.
We'll be posting more stories, especially about the businesses and iconic sites along Historic Route 66, on our social media sites. Check them out!
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