A WILLETTON 16-year-old will skip chocolate cake on his birthday to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s WA.
In fact, Aaron Chappell is giving up chocolate for a month, wrapping up the fast before Easter.
The Chocolate Block Challenge is open to all. This is Aaron’s second attempt at the challenge.
“I want to raise awareness of how horrible this disease is,” he said.
His fundraising page said his Poppa was deteriorating quickly from Alzheimer’s.
“He has had a big influence on my life and I want to try decrease the risk of this terrible disease,” Aaron said.
“In the past few weeks, my Nanna was diagnosed with dementia.
“So two out of my three grandparents have been hit by this disease and I don’t want future generations to go through the same thing as me.”
Aaron said last year’s challenge was especially hard when friends offered him chocolate and he had to decline, but it gave him a chance to talk about the reason for his fast and raise awareness.
Visit https://www.mycause.com.au/page/168766/aaron-chappell to donate.