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Man rows over 1,000 miles to raise money for Alzheimer’s research

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Posted at 4:57 PM, May 07, 2012
and last updated 2012-05-07 22:27:41-04

A man on a 1, 400-mile journey makes a pit stop in Norfolk.

Lewis Colam is rowing from Miami to New York to raise money for Alzheimer's research.

After he saw the effect of the disease on someone close to him, he decided to take action to try to raise money.

The project has also turned into an adventure.

Lewis is about 1,100 miles into his trip right now.

He says the toughest part is the isolation and solitude.

He spends a lot of time listening to music and audio books while rowing.

If you want to follow Lewis on his journey, click here.

You can also follow him on twitter: usrowedtrip