According to Blabbermouth, AC/DC guitarist Angus Young has donated roughly $14,580 USD or €13,230 to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario. The axeman became inspired when he heard about a Canadian fan’s bizarre fundraiser.
Steve McNeil, lost both his mother and his mother-in-law to Alzheimer’s. He was making his way across Canada so he can skate for 19 hours and 26 minutes in each of the key NHL cities. His marathon skate trek is to promote awareness and raise funds for local Alzheimer’s societies.
Hey @NHLFlames SIGN STEVE’S SWEATER
👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 There goes @1926skate he is just shy of skating 19hrs straight in #Calgary (5th CDN so far) -20❄️ raising #Alzheimers awareness/$. Lost mom/mom-in-law to it. Next #Edmonton #Winnipeg & he’s born/raised #Toronto like me! #Warrior #endalz pic.twitter.com/e2gw6zy6qV
— Camilla Di Giuseppe (@CTVC_DIG) February 17, 2019
Not only is his campaign a tribute to his mother but also serves to recognise Angus’s brother Malcolm Young, who founded AC/DC with Angus and passed away from dementia at the age of 64.
AC/DC’s accountant, Vicky Granados informed CBC that Angus as well as his wife, Ella, discovered an article by chance regarding McNeil’s 19-hour epic skates and asked her to write CBC for more information with a view to supporting his fundraiser.
— Kari Ann (@BellaBows3) February 20, 2019
In December 2014, Malcolm announced to the press that he had dementia. He passed away in November 2017 after failing health for several years. It is rumoured AC/DC are making a new album which will be dedicated to Malcolm.
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