Visiting: Newfoundland & Labrador
For Nunavut & Yukon contact the provincial Alzheimer Society closest to you.
Dave Myers and Dave Clark will be raising awareness and money to fight Alzheimer’s disease this June as they travel across Canada in a vintage Volvo 122S.
It was Dave Clark’s idea when he was reading about the history of the Shell 4000 Rally. For nine years, Canada’s rural and backcountry roads played host to one of the longest and most challenging rallies of the 1960s. Professional drivers and manufacturer-sponsored teams navigated 4000 miles across Canada every spring from 1961 to 1968 and again in 1971.
They have chosen to support Alzheimer Societies across Canada because Dave Myers’ mom, Marilyn, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in her early 60′s.
“I believe Alzheimer’s and dementia represent a silent epidemic that will become a health and social crisis in the near future if it isn’t already. Generally, Canadian’s are not familiar with the early signs of Alzheimer’s which delays treatment and, as a society, we are ill-equipped to properly care for our loved ones and deal with the ripple effect of the disease,” said David Myers, Canada 5000 co-driver.
The rally kicks off in early June and their tentative departure date from Vancouver is June 12th. Check out the Canada 5000 website for more information about the rally.
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