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River Sports Outfitters Meet and Greet With Alan Arnette Saturday October 6th Knoxville, TN
River Sports Outfitters is excited to sponsor the Pat Summitt Foundation as they present The 7 Summits Climb for Alzheimer’s: Memories are Everything by Alan Arnette on Sunday, October 7th 2012.
A special 10% discount will be offered on regular priced merchandise except select boats when tickets are shown during the signing event.
Alan Arnette is an avid mountain climber and Alzheimer's disease advocate, Alan accomplished at age 54 what few have done before: he climbed the highest peak on each of the 7 continents as part of The 7 Summits Climb for Alzheimer’s:
Alan climbed the 7 Summits in memory of his mother, Ida Arnette, who passed away from Alzheimer’s in 2009. His experience as a family caregiver changed his life forever and transformed him into a champion for the fight against our nation’s 6th leading cause of death.
Alan takes us on his climbs, including the summit of Mt. Everest, and brings home the realities of Alzheimer’s with his candid and powerful multi-media presentation about his mother’s struggle and the challenges he faced as her caregiver - not unlike the challenges he faced when climbing the summits. His candid and often humorous firsthand accounts remind us of the need for courage, commitment, and patience in overcoming adversity and whatever “mountains”