Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Terry Pratchett and the Alzheimer's Research Trust

I should have written about this a couple of weeks ago but for some reason I didn't. I was very sad to hear that the prolific author Terry Pratchett was diagnosed with Alzheimer's at the age of 59. His Disc World novels have a cult following. I was very impressed that he has pledged $1,000,000 to the Alzheimer's Research Trust. Not only that, he addressed their annual conference with a very moving speech which you and read here What a brave man for speaking out about this dreadful disease. The ART told me they have had many enquiries and donations since then and to have such a high profile person speak out is simply wonderful.

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