From the Ascent Blog

Ascent for Alzheimer’s 2015, Uhuru Peak

Uhuru Peak – the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, 19,340 feet above sea level – is the highest point in Africa.

And our team made it. Under the lunar eclipse of a Supermoon, the Ascent team reached the Uhuru Peak and got to stand where Ascent hikers for over sixteen years have stood.

Listen to what our team had to say about the experience.

Reporting in from Horumbo Hut, the Ascent for Alzheimer’s team has begun their descent.

Join us in wishing the hikers huge congratulations for the focus and determination they’ve shown in making their way up to the summit, and in thanking them for the drive and compassion they’ve shown in making this journey in support and love for people in British Columbia who live with dementia. Like every team before them, they’ve made this journey as a symbol of the challenges faced by those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is here to help. Do you want to show support for the people in your life, in your community, who have received that diagnosis and live with a form of dementia? Can you see yourself facing the challenge of Mt. Kilimanjaro next year? Apply today or email Melanie Munroe, Special Events Officer, for more information.


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