Boomerangfit is a group of Baby Boomers committed to returning to the fitness we once had in our 20s and 30s. There is no reason we need to succumb to the “normal” ramifications of age if we eat right, move, exercise, sleep, laugh and enjoy life. Additionally, we are committed to physical challenges that stretch our limits as well as help us raise money for Cure Alzheimer's. Last year we focused on Spartan Obstacle races and this July we are climbing Mt. Baker. In the Cascade Mountains north of Seattle, Mt. Baker stands 10,781 feet tall and our goal is to raise $1 per foot or $10,781 for Cure Alzheimer's Fund.
Alzheimer’s disease is a horrific fate for anyone, and I know this first hand because my grandmother, my mother, my aunt as well as several neighbors and friends have either died from or are now suffering from this horrible disease.
Today, 5.3 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. By 2050, up to 16 million will have the disease. Payments for care in 2012 were estimated to be $200 billion. Without a cure, these figures will nearly triple by the year 2050 and most likely bankrupt the healthcare system as we know it.
Since its founding, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has contributed more than $38,000,000 to research, and its funded initiatives have been responsible for a number of key breakthroughs. Cure Alzheimer’s Fund supports some of the best scientific minds in the field of Alzheimer’s research. Fully 100 percent of funds raised by Cure Alzheimer’s Fund go directly to research—the Board of Directors covers all overhead expenses.
So please click on the Donate Online button and help us make this terrible disease a thing of the past.