Where Does The Idiot Walk To End Alzheimer’s Before MedTrekking In Tunisia?

“The Idiot And The Odyssey” team was privileged to be among the top two fundraisers at the Redding (CA) Walk To End Alzheimer’s on September 23.

The team’s charitable effort, which included over $12,100 in donations from more than fifty contributors and a two-mile walk by a dozen Idiot-following team members, was one of 600 walks in the United State to provide funds for Alzheimer care, support and research.

Walking members of “The Idiot and The Odyssey” team before they embark on a two-mile stroll in support of Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
(Photo: Congressional Candidate Gregory Cheadle)

A few members of “The Idiot and the Odyssey” team in the Redding Walk to End Alzheimer’s participated in the jazzercise warmup.

“The Idiot and the Odyssey” team “planted” promise flowers on a lawn at Redding’s Sundial Bridge to illustrate their association with Alzheimer’s disease.
Purple indicates that they’ve lost someone to Alzheimer’s; yellow indicates that they’re caring for someone with Alzheimer’s; orange indicates that they support the vision of a world without Alzheimer’s; and blue indicates that they have Alzheimer’s disease.
(Photo: Trudi Pratt)

“The Idiot and the Odyssey” team was applauded for its fundraising efforts in the Redding Walk To End Alzheimer’s.

“The Idiot and the Odyssey” team members Susie Michiels and Pam Hughes with The Idiot on the Redding Walk To End Alzheimer’s on September 23.
(Photo: Jessica Sunshine Short)

The Idiot had selfies taken with most members of “The idiot and the Odyssey” team during the Redding Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
(Photo: Jessica Sunshine Short)

During the walk, team members discussed Alzheimer disease and other social issues, thanked volunteers, and enjoyed a cool post-Equinox morning stroll.

The Idiot explained that he has been involved in a longitudinal R&D study concerning Alzheimer’s at UCSF’s Memory and Aging Center in San Francisco for well over a decade and has given his brain (when he’s no longer walking, talking or writing) to Alzheimer research.

Two members of “The Idiot and the Odyssey” team on the two-mile Walk To End Alzheimer’s near the Sundial Bridge in Redding, CA.

The Idiot thanked numerous volunteers during the Redding Walk To End Alzheimer’s.
(Photo: Elizabeth Stratte)

The well-equipped Idiot on the two-mile Walk To End Alzheimer’s in Redding, CA.
(Photo: Elizabeth Stratte)

The Idiot and teammate Jessica Sunshine Short arrive at the Sundial Bridge at the end of the Redding Walk To End Alzheimer’s.

The Idiot points the way to others during the Redding Walk To End Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s balloons blowing in the wind at the end of the Redding Walk To End Alzheimer’s.

The Idiot flew to Tunisia on Sunday, September 24, to resume his walk around the Mediterranean Sea.

You may still donate, tax-deductibly, to “The Idiot and the Odyssey” team online @ http://act.alz.org/goto/TheIdiotAndTheOdyssey.

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About Joel

Joel Stratte-McClure has been a global trekker since the 1970s. He lived in France for over 30 years, working as a journalist, before he turned his attention to a unique life-time-project of walking the shores of the Mediterranean. The first 4,401 kilometers are explored in his inspirational and entertaining first book “The Idiot and the Odyssey: Walking the Mediterranean.” The next 4,401 kilometers are covered in the gods-filled sequel, “The Idiot and the Odyssey II: Myth, Madness and Magic on the Mediterranean,” published on Valentine’s Day 2013. The last 4,401 kilometers will be discussed in the last book of the trilogy currently entitled “The Idiot and the Odyssey III: Alexander the Great Walks the Mediterranean.”

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