Massachusetts man to climb six New England mountains for Alzheimer’s awareness

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(WWLP) – A man from Massachusetts is raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Association by climbing the highest mountain in each New England state.

According to a news release sent to 22News from Christina Lob at the Alzheimer’s Association, 25-year-old Brendan Walsh will complete a never before attempted “ultra endurance” challenge covering some of the most brutal terrain in New England.

Brendan’s journey is scheduled to begin on June 18 or 19 (depending on the weather). He will cycle over 600 miles between mountains and climb all six summits in under six days to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer’s Association as part of The Longest Day initiative.

Bicycle Brendan’s Route

  1. Begins with Mt. Katahdin in Maine
  2. Mt. Washington in New Hampshire
  3. Mt. Mansfield in Vermont
  4. Mt. Greylock in Massachusetts
  5. Bear Mountain in Connecticut
  6. Ending at Jerimoth Hill in Rhode Island 

Brendan’s aunt has Alzheimer’s disease, his cousins are serving as her primary caregivers. He hopes to raise awareness and honor all families impacted by Alzheimer’s. Each year, Brendan completes a creative challenge to raise awareness and funds for a different cause.

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