ATLANTA — (April 15, 2013) — The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) is excited to announce that in May of 2013, Bruce Borror is taking a 300 mile boat trip from Lafayette, Indiana down the Wabash River to the Ohio River to create awareness of Lewy body dementia (LBD). Bruce’s trip will take place within one week of May 11, 2013 depending on the water level of the river. Bruce is setting out on this adventure in honor of his father who has been diagnosed with LBD and currently lives in Indianapolis. Bruce is also raising funds to benefit the Lewy Body Dementia Association, the only 501 (c) 3 nonprofit dedicated to supporting those affected by LBD through outreach, education and research.
In the early 1950s Bruce’s father and grandfather built a fourteen foot wooden boat, which Bruce has restored and will be the vessel on which he will ride down the Wabash River. Bruce says, “This journey is about history, honor and hope. The history of three generations of men that share a love for boating, honoring a father and grandfather and the struggles with a syndrome, and the hope that a cure will be found for the syndrome.”
Bruce’s goals for the trip include:
• To honor his father and grandfather
• To make others more aware of Lewy Dody Dementia, as he prepares for the trip and meet people along the way.
• To help the Lewy Body Dementia Association raise money to help find the cure to this crippling disease.
• To venture out on a trip his father and grandfather would have yearned to go on, as three generations of Borrors have been boating enthusiasts.
To find out more about Bruce’s trip and to make a donation to LBDA please visit http://3generationsboat.com/.
The Lewy Body Dementia Association
The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the Lewy body dementias (LBD), supporting patients, their families and caregivers, and promoting scientific advances. Through outreach, education and research, LBDA supports those affected by Lewy body dementias. To learn more about LBD and LBDA please visit www.lbda.org.
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