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Shrewsbury resident climbs Mount Washington to raise awareness for Alzheimer's

Daniel Hogan of Shrewsbury (second from right) joined fellow climbers (l to r) Guy Sergi, Matthew Meagher, Meredith Pierce, Alexis Burbank, Kristina Maimonis and Jason Lynch to raise awareness for Alzheimer's disease. (Photo/submitted)

Daniel Hogan of Shrewsbury (second from right) joined fellow climbers (l to r) Guy Sergi, Matthew Meagher, Meredith Pierce, Alexis Burbank, Kristina Maimonis and Jason Lynch to raise awareness for Alzheimer's disease. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Dan Hogan of Shrewsbury and his team That's Spirit climbed 4,300 feet to the top of Mount Washington June 21 to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's disease. Team That's Spirit was part of an Alzheimer's Association event, The Longest Day.

On June 21, the summer solstice and the longest day of the year, teams across the globe join together to honor those facing Alzheimer's disease. From sunrise to sunset, teams participate by doing what they love, trying something new, or selecting an activity the honors a friend or family member.

“After working at the Alzheimer's Association, I'se been inspired by the overwhelming love and spirit demonstrated by families impacted by Alzheimer's,” said Jason Lynch, development associate for the Alzheimer's Association Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter and team captain. “The Longest Day is our time to demonstrate that same spirit and fuel the fight against Alzheimer's.”

Team That's Spirit members participated in various activities on the Longest Day throughout New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic. Along with the climb of the Northeast's highest peak, they ran, hiked and enjoyed a concert at Durgin Park in Boston. The team has raised $9,000 for the Alzheimer's Association.

The Alzheimer Association provides services and programs for those with Alzheimer's, family and professional caregivers in the form of support groups, a 24/7 helpline, care consultation, advocacy efforts, and education programs. The Alzheimer's Association is also the world's leading nonprofit funder of research into causes and treatments.

For more information about Alzheimer programs, visit www.alz.org/MANH or call 800-272-3900.

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