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Steve's 1926 Skate

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Event date
18-02-2019
Event location
Edmonton

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  • Steve McNeil 1926 Skate
Steve Mcneil
$1,315.76
[66 % of goal]
$2,000.00
My Message
Steve McNeil will skate a marathon in 7 Canadian NHL cities to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories!

For the past seven years, Steve McNeil has skated for 19 hours and 26 minutes consecutively at Toronto’s city hall rink to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s disease. This year, he will skate his marathon in all seven Canadian National Hockey League cities.

His Edmonton skate will be at Edmonton’s Jackie Parker Park on Monday, February 18.

The 57-year-old Toronto man completed his outdoor on-ice “skate-a-thon” at Toronto on Dec. 15, then skated at Montreal’s Maisonneuve Park January 12, Ottawa’s SENS Rink of Dreams January 26, and Vancouver’s Robson Square Feb. 12. He now moves on to Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg.

Steve will step on the ice at Jackie Parker Park at midnight Sunday - or 12.01 a.m. Monday, February 18 - and skate until 7.26 p.m.

Why does he do it? To pay tribute to his mother, who died of the disease, and to all the caregivers. Why the unusual time? McNeil's mom, Eunice, was born December 15, 1926, and lived 15 years with Alzheimer's disease before it claimed her life.

He has skated in the pouring rain, a blizzard and freezing cold temperatures; however he says his marathon skate is nothing compared to the time and effort caregivers devote to family members with the disease. All he asks is that people donate $19.26 (or more!) to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories.

He also invites people to come and skate with him for a short time or just stop by and say “Hello” - a little moral support never hurt anyone!

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