Strait of Bonifaccio
David Holscher and his son Henry Holscher will attempt to cross the Strait of Bonifaccio to raise money for Alzheimer. Here, in Henry’s words, is the description of the swim and the cause:
My father and I will be swimming the Strait of Bonifacio for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America in the week of 9/17-9/24. Alzheimer’s is a horribly degenerative disease that I watched firsthand slowly take the life of my grandmother Maureen Holscher. She was an incredibly warm soul and it was very painful for me and especially my father to watch her forget who everyone around her was and then ultimately forget who she was herself in the final throes of the disease. We chose to do this swim on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America because not only does this charity fund research for an eventual cure but they also unite more than 2,600 member organizations nationwide in the goal of providing care for those currently suffering from the disease. The Strait of Bonifacio is a ~10- mile open water swim from the island of Corsica to the island of Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea. It is a lesser known swim marked by extreme winds that often reach up to 60 knots. When we complete it we will be just the second and third Americans to have done the swim. Any donation would be greatly appreciated and thank you for the support.