For the past nine years at midnight December 15, Steve McNeil has bundled up, laced his skates, and stepped onto the rink at Nathan Phillips Square to skate for 19 hours and 26 minutes for Alzheimer's. He does it in honour of his mother, Eunice McNeil who lived with Alzheimer’s for 20 years before passing in February 2013.
Covid has changed the world in many ways . More families are taking on the task of caring for their aging family member at home rather then place them in a long term care facility. That makes the Alzheimer Societies even more important in our communities.
That’s why Steve is asking you to help him raise awareness and funds for people living with Alzheimer's and dementia, their care partners and families during a time when they need it most.
#1926challenge = 19 minutes and 26 seconds
A chance for all hockey teams in Canada young and old, pro or minor hockey teams to give back. The 1926 challenge is simple and fun. At one of your practices crank up ACDC in the rink. Have the team skate for 19 minutes 26 seconds and post it to #1926challenge. Then donate to your local Alzheimer Society and challenge rival teams to do the same.