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. In past years, we competed in a Trifecta of Spartan Obstacle races from Boston to Phoenix, to Salt Lake and Las Vegas. We also climbed Mt. Baker, in the Cascade Mountains north of Seattle. Last year we raised nearly $10,000. This coming year 2017-2018, we will be running a trail marathon at StoneCat on the North Shore of Boston, climbing Mt Washington in the winter, then crossing the Presidential Traverse in New Hamphire’s White Mountains and finally targeting Mt Ranier back in the Cascades in the summer of 2018.
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 $56,000,000 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.