For the past eight years, Steve McNeil has hopped on the ice and skated for 19 hours and 26 minutes to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer Society as a tribute to his mother, who died of the disease, and all the caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. He skates on December 15, his mother’s birthday, and 1926 is the year she was born thus the name of the skate!
In the past, Steve would complete his marathon skates in multiple provinces across the country, garnering tons of attention for his dedication (one year in Edmonton, he skated in -40)!
December 15, 2020 will be the ninth year Steve has participated in the 1926 skate. Due to COVID-19, Steve won't be travelling this year and is instead relying on YOU to help him raise awareness and funds for people living with dementia.
Are you ready to take the #1926challenge?
The Alberta 1926 Skate has gone virtual this year! Do something you love for 19 minutes and 26 seconds or donate $19.26 to your local Alzheimer Society and share it on social media using #1926challenge. Make sure to tag us (find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) so we can share your post!
For more history on the 1926 Skate event, click here.