Alan Arnette reports on the people attempting to summit Mount Everest, and other mountains. He describes himself as a passionate amateur mountaineer and says Alzheimer's research is important to him, personally, because the disease took his mother in August 2009.
His climbing blog is soliciting votes (not money, just votes) to help raise money for the Cure Alzheimer's Fund. Pepsi is running the contest, and the cause that generates the most votes will receive a $250,000 donation. Wouldn't it be cool to have that money go toward Alzheimer's research? (Vote directly, here. Watch a 1:44-minute clip about the fund, below.)
I stumbled on Arnette's blog--and voted, of course--because I've been trying to keep track of a Central New York doctor who is climbing Everest and hoping to summit on May 17. Read about Dr. Manoj Vora, here.