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Man stops in Indy during ride across country to raise awareness, funds for Alzheimer's research

Wife passed away in early 50's from the disease
Posted: 12:34 PM, Jun 19, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-19 12:35:33-04
Alzheimer's advocate riding across country
Alzheimer's advocate riding across country
Alzheimer's advocate riding across country

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Alzheimer's advocate made a stop in Indianapolis Sunday while on his cross-country motorcycle ride to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for the disease.

Mark Donham's wife, who was from Indiana, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease in her late 40s and passed away in her early 50s. 

Donham quit his job and took care of her for many years

He's now taking part in "The Longest Day," an event to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer's.

Donham began his journey on June 15 after meeting with Congressman Kurt Schrader in Oregon City, Oregon, and will end it at the congressman's office in Washington, D.C.

Click here if you would like to learn more about Mark and his journey  and here if you'd like to donate .