Match it For Pratchett! Raising £500,000 for Alzheimer's research

Pat Cadigan has started a campaign to get 500,000 Terry Pratchett fans to donate £1 each to Alzheimer's research, matching the funds put up by Pratchett himself, who was recently diagnosed with rare, early-onset Alzheimer's -- the calls the campaign "Match it for Pratchett!"
Today, it was announced that Terry Pratchett has donated half a million pounds to Alzheimer's research. Hearing that, it occurred to me that if half a million of us all donated a pound to Alzheimer's research, we could match his donation and make it an even million.

So whaddaya say, guys? It's a pound. That's about 2 bucks US dollars, give or take a couple of (US) pennies. You can spare that much. Go here and make your donation. Tell them it's in honour of Terry Pratchett.

Let's do it!

Link (Thanks, Pat!)

See also:
Pratchett donates $1 million to Alzheimer's research
Terry Pratchett has rare, early-onset Alzheimer's

(Image: Pratchett Himself, a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike photo from Myrmi's Flickr stream))



  1. My mom lies in a nursing home afflicted with late stage Alzheimers. For someone who worked her whole life for the comfort of others its particularly unfair and incredibly difficult to watch as she succumbs to it’s effects.

    Being a huge sci-fi/fantasy lit fan this is a no-brainer (no pun intended) for me.

  2. Fantastic idea, TP has given me a lot of pleasure of the last 30 years, and i think any contribution that can help this insidious disease has got my backing

  3. We wanted to go beyond our earlier donation to the Alzheimer’s Association (the American research charity), so my husband and I have put one of Terry’s rarest books, Once More With Footnotes up for sale on eBay.

    This is a charity sale, and 100% of the profits automatically go to the Association when the sale is complete (which is cool, because it means we don’t ever have to play with the money). We will ship internationally, of course.

  4. Great idea.
    I’ve linked to you, donated, and blogged it myself, with a suggestion that other bloggers spread the word too, maybe this really could work.
    All of us, I think, know someone who has lost their mind in some way.

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