Family Climbing for a Cause: Nurjehan (Jane), Aly and Salim Devji ascend Kilimanjaro for Alzheimer’s fundraiser

The Devji family feels a close connection to the Alzheimer Society of B.C. and those impacted by the disease because the family has run Delta View, a dementia-related care facility, since 1991.

Originally from East Africa, Jane and her sons Aly and Salim are excited to join the 2009 Ascent team to fulfill personal goals of reaching the top of the tallest mountain in Africa.

For Jane, however, the journey has already started. She did the trek when she was younger than her sons are today, and is now thrilled to have the chance to join her two adult children on the same trip that impacted her own life so greatly.

Having followed past climbs in the media over the years, the Devjis have always had an interest in this journey. For this family, reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro is an icon of achievement, symbolizing the upward struggle each person with Alzheimer’s faces.

The Devjis feel strongly that raising funds for Alzheimer’s will help researchers better understand the disease and will eventually lead to a cure. As a family, they hope to draw attention to the journey that families, caregivers, and people with the disease must follow.

“We are looking forward to giving back to society.”

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

5 thoughts

  1. Great effort and even greater achievement !!
    Congratulations, Nurjehan, Aly and Salim Devji.
    Keep up the good work.
    May you be blessed with the fulfillment of all your good wishes and a Healthy, Prosperous Future.


  2. Hi Aly

    It was nice to hear of the commendable work you and your family is doing! I was reading Professor Ebrahim’s profile and saw your name, and thought “I Know Him!!!”. Anyway, congratulations!


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