Man skates 19 hours in Montreal to raise funds for Alzheimer's research
Published Saturday, January 12, 2019 10:35PM EST
Last Updated Monday, January 14, 2019 8:39AM EST
It was a brisk -16 degrees on Saturday, but that didn’t stop Steve McNeil from lacing up his skates at Maisonneuve Park for a good cause.
The 57-year-old has been raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society in Toronto for six years.
He used to skate for 19 hours and 26 minutes on December 15 each year to honour his mother, who was born on December 15, 1926.
McNeil starts his skates at midnight and ends at 7:26 p.m.
His aim now is to skate that amount of time in all seven Canadian National Hockey League cities.
On Saturday, he took many a twirl in Montreal.
Steve McNeil @1926skate OFFICIALLY skating MIDNIGHT until 7:26pm#1926skate #7cities7skates #Montreal— RB33 (@rb33canada) January 12, 2019
Come join and supporthttps://t.co/cgn8fWQHsU#dementia #alzheimers#AlzheimersAwarenessMonth #caregivers @Toronto_Memory
w/ @BunkerMagic15 #AlzMontreal#StevesThunderStick pic.twitter.com/n83a2SBpn2