Our friends (and rivals) over at Mile High Report have thrown down a challenge to Field Gulls readers that can benefit a really good organization. To honor former Broncos owner, Pat Bowlen (who is suffering from the devastating disease), a group of Broncos fans living in Seattle have created a team for the Walk to End Alzheimer's. The challenge to Field Gulls from the good folks at MHR is to create our own team and see if we can outpace their donations, all for a great cause, of course.
Alzheimer's disease is a severe form of dementia, which causes painful memory problems in those who are affected by it. As the population ages, more people are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease as they near their 60s and 70s. The disease is hard not only on its victims, but on the loved ones of those victims. If you want to read more about what we know about Alzheimer's disease and potential cures, here is a blog post I wrote about it.
The Alzheimer's Association hosts the world's largest event to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer's disease. They donate money to research, care funds, and support for families living with it.
So, the gauntlet has been thrown down. If there is anyone in our readership that can participate in the walk and would like to create a Field Gulls or Seahawks-centric team to get this challenge going (or if you've already created a Seahawks-themed team), let me know in the comments (or at DannyKellyNFL at Gmail) and we'll get something organized to keep track of new donations (MHR has agreed to re-set the counter once we get it started). It should be a fun way to beat the Broncos again like we did in XLVIII, but do it for a great cause.