Former Seattle Seahawk joins fight to end Alzheimer’s

Golf tournament fundraiser at Lake Chelan planned for June 23
“When my father was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, I wanted to immediately find ways to impact the cause,” David says.

CHELAN - Former Seattle Seahawk David Kirtman is organizing The Lake Chelan Memory Cup, a golf tournament for Alzheimer’s awareness. The tournament is in conjunction with The Longest Day, a fundraising initiative for the Alzheimer’s Association.
David is one of many impacted by Alzheimer’s disease in Washington state.
In June 2017, his father, Louis was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. He began organizing the tournament after joining the Board of Directors at the Alzheimer’s Association, Washington State Chapter.
 “When my father was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, I wanted to immediately find ways to impact the cause,” David says. “It’s important to raise awareness about this disease because it’s an epidemic. Millions of people are affected by it, but there’s still no way to prevent, treat or cure it. We’ve made so much progress with other diseases, but not Alzheimer’s.”
The tournament will be at Bear Mountain Ranch Golf Course in Chelan on Saturday, June 23.
Former Seahawks players Lofa Tatupu and Jordan Baineaux will also be there to support the cause. To learn more about The Longest Day, visit alz.org/tld.
About The Longest Day:
The Longest Day is all about love. Love for all those affected by Alzheimer's disease. On the summer solstice, team up with the Alzheimer’s Association and select any activity you love — or an activity loved by those affected — to help end Alzheimer’s. Together, we will raise funds and awareness for care and support while advancing research toward the first survivor of Alzheimer’s.

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