Outreach

Mercaptains and Mutts Hike to Ammo Hill on the Longest Day to Stand Up to the Darkness of Alzheimer’s Disease

June 21, 2019, also known as the summer solstice and the Longest Day of the year, was filled with sunshine, smiles and great company. A team from Mercaptor, which we call Mercaptains and our Mutts hiked three miles in support of those living with and affected by Alzheimer’s disease (AD) while also honoring those lost to the disease. The hike looped up to Ammo Hill and back to the walking path located at Hamilton Landing near Mercaptor Discoveries' headquarters. On the hike the team and our furry friends enjoyed an abundance of birds, a nice summer’s breeze and the beauty of nature, reminding us all to appreciate each day and make new memories. We are all even more energized and inspired to work toward finding a cure. Collectively Team Mercaptains and Mutts raised $400 to support the Alzheimer’s Association research efforts. With light, hard work and research team Mercaptains and Mutts hope to fight the darkness of AD.

Mercaptor on Pace at Walk to Defeat ALS 2018

On April 28, 2018 Mercaptor Discoveries participated in its second Walk to Defeat ALS, an ALS Association event held in Sonoma County. Team Mercaptor Discoveries fundraised over $2,000 and walked 1.5 miles to honor those lost to ALS and directly impact and provide the best care for those currently battling ALS. At the event, Team Mercaptor Discoveries had the opportunity to learn more about the current care and services that the ALS Association Golden West Chapter provides to people living with ALS and their families free of cost.  The team was both moved and humbled to hear a young man’s personal experience living with ALS. The energy at the event was one of unity and perseverance to defeat ALS during our lifetime. Team Mercaptor Discoveries plans to continue participating and collaborating with the ALS Association and community to help defeat ALS.

Mercaptor Discoveries Partners with the One Hit Away Foundation

Mercaptor Discoveries is excited to partner with the One Hit Away Foundation, an organization that provides education and advocacy for brain healing and brain health from sports-related brain injuries such as concussion or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). https://www.onehitaway.org  

Mercaptor’s team has come together to donate to Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS

Mercaptor’s team has come together to donate to Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS. Their mission states that the ALS Therapy Development Institute and its scientists actively discover and develop treatments for ALS. Augie’s Quest is also the world’s first and largest nonprofit biotech focused 100 percent on ALS research. Led by people who live with ALS along with drug development experts, they understand the urgent need to slow and stop this disease. https://augiesquest.org

Mercaptor’s Participation in the Walk to Defeat ALS – The ALS Association

Mercaptor joined the movement in October 2017 and walked to defeat ALS. The ALS association unites with the community to raise funds for those living with ALS. The fundraising fuels bold and urgent innovation as we march together toward a cure for ALS. Mercaptor plans to join the march again in April 2018!   https://secure2.convio.net/alsa/site/SPageServer?pagename=WLK_landing