Seventy Year Old Man Rows 3000 miles for a good cause! #WATWB #AlzheimersResearch

Welcome to the “We are the World Blogfest” (#WATWB ). The #WATWB was inspired by a simple conversation about how all the negativity on social media was weighing on us. Wanting to make a difference we decided to try to do our part to infuse social media with all the good stories that are out there. We hope to share the stories that show kindness, compassion, hope, overcoming challenges and in general, the impressive resilience of the human spirit. For every dark, negative story out there, there is a positive, heart-warming story that will add some light and lift the human spirit.

The last Friday of every month bloggers will share their stories led by five co-hosts, this month’s co-hosts are Eric Lahti, Roshan Radhakrishnan, Shilpa Garg, Susan Scott and Sylvia McGrath.

“Age in just a number. It carries no weight. The real weight is in impacts. The truth is that you can do it at any age. Get up and be willing to leave a mark.”~Israelmore Ayivor

At 70 years old Frank Rothwell took on the challenge of rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic as part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge (TWAC), in support of Alzheimer’s Research UK. Alzheimer’s’ research is an important cause to him after he lost his brother-in-law Roger to Alzheimer’s at 62 years old. Alzheimer’s has touched my family as it has many others around the world and it’s people like Frank who give our family hope. Frank is not a stranger to challenging himself, in 2017 he spent five weeks on a deserted island for “The Island with Bear Gryllis.” Frank took his sense of adventure to new levels and for a fantastic cause ~ three thousand miles in fifty-six days Frank raised £1 MILLION for Alzheimer Research!

Frank whose motto is “…you’re never too old!” has become my new hero! 

Read an interesting article on Frank from People Magazine ~

Frank’s Website ~

18 thoughts on “Seventy Year Old Man Rows 3000 miles for a good cause! #WATWB #AlzheimersResearch”

  1. Completely inspirational Belinda thank you for sharing this! What a challenge and the money raised for Alzheimers is fantastic! Franks is a hero. Thank you for co-hosting this month, and have a lovely weekend 🙂

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  2. Hi Belinda – his achievement is extraordinary isn’t it … he’s raised so much for more research into Alzheimer’s … I see he said it was ‘tough’! and that he was missing his wife … I bet she was having kittens during his journey. So brilliant to read about … stay safe – Hilary
    (PS mine will go up on Sunday) …

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    1. I know if I was his wife, I would be lol….Yikes! I am just so thankful that their sacrifice has garnered so much for Alzheimer’s research. Thank so much for stopping by and for being a part of #WATWB. Stay safe and be well! P.S. I look forward to it! 🙂

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  3. Wow, that’s amazing! Frank is an inspiration to stay fit and active at any age. I recently saw on the news that a 21 year old from the U.K. became the youngest woman to row across the Atlantic. I thought that was a great feat, and it is, but Frank has her beat by a mile. And he did it for a cause that is also close to my heart. Thanks for sharing this story, Belinda, and being part of the WATWB family.

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    1. Impressive at any age but like you, I was drawn to this because the cause is so close to my heart! Thank you so much for stopping by and for being a part of #WATWB! Have a fantastic week! 🙂

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  4. That is one tough hombre. They’re right, though: Age is just a number. You’re only as old as you let yourself feel. Although, coming up on 50 now, I’m noticing a lot more creaking in my bones. 🙂

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    1. Agreed! I got you beat but I don’t think that’s something I would tackle lol! I hear ya…I was thinking of auditioning for a Rice Krispies commercials, *snap, crackle & pop*!😜 Thanks so much for stopping by and for co-hosting this month! 🙂 Have a wonderful week!

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  5. This is definitely an impressive feat. Sailing solo across the Atlantic at any age is the pinnacle of adventure. Add to that the fact that he’s 70 and the man certainly deserves respect. I do hope they find effective treatment against Alzheimer’s soon.


    1. I was pleasantly surprised; Alzheimer’s has hit close to home for me, so I am so impressed at what he accomplished both personally and for such a worthwhile charity. Thanks so much for stopping by and for being a part of #WATWB.

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