Mar 16, 2008

Come on, everyone

You know you want to help.


More info here.

Edit to add:

There is now a website: http://www.matchitforpratchett.org/

There are T-shirts

There is a charity auction on E-Bay for the rare Terry Pratchett book Once More With Footnotes (more than I can afford, I'm afraid, but what a great chance!)

Read last week's Mirror interview with him here.

10 comments:

  1. Wow...what a fabulous idea!

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  2. Isn't it? Bless the person who came up with it!

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  3. I think it's a great idea too. I've been a long time supporter of Alzheimer's research, one of my grandfather's having suffered from it.

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  4. I'm sorry about your grandfather :( I guess that the plus side (if you can call it that) of such a popular public figure suffering from this illness is that it raises awareness. Even if he ends up not benefiting directly from this campaign, some good will come out of it.

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  5. Such an awesome idea...I need to get me one of those tshirts even though I've only read one discworld book...it's awesome! And it's for a great cause!

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  6. Chris: Yup, it's for a great cause, so who cares how many books you've read :P Plus there's Good Omens, so that makes it one book and a half by him. I was thrilled to read on the site that Alzheimer's Research has received £29,286.15 in donations since the start of the campaign!

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  7. If it can happen to a man with such mental agility, it can happen to anyone. While I hope there will be a break-through in time to help Mr. Pratchett, his commitment to research will be beneficial to so many. He is providing an example of courage and hope.

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  8. Jenclair, exactly. I have seen people say that only people who don't "exercise" their brains suffer from Alzheimer's, but Terry Pratchett (as well as other writers, academics and scientists who have suffered from it) is proof that nothing could be further from the truth. This could indeed happen to anyone. I also really hope that a discovery will be made in time to help him, but in any case, his example has certainly made a difference and will undoubtedly help others.

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  9. this post slipped through my brief internet black-hole period.

    i'm definitely going to get one of those linky-picture things that you have. once i can work out how they're done...

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  10. JP, you can find the code for the linky buttons here!

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