Pedal Alz Away
Pedal Alz Away
Just a few years ago my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. While we've seen very positive results with her current treatment we also understand that there's a long way to go towards completely eliminating the disease. Alzheimer's is currently affecting over five million Americans, so I've decided to participate in The Longest Day to show my love for all those affected and hopefully make a difference.
30 years ago my dad watched his own grandmother suffer through the same disease. He was 21 years old when one day he decided to buy an old road bike, pack up a bag, and pedal from one end of the country to the other in an effort to raise money for research towards Alzheimer’s.
Ever since I was just a little girl I've been moved by the journey my dad took. To this day I am still just as inspired which is why this coming summer my dad and I will be biking from Newport, OR to Sea Bright, NJ in an effort to pedal Alz away. The journey will be 3,800 miles long, through OR, ID, WY, SD, MN, WI, MI, Ontario, NY, and finally NJ. Although this website is structured for a single day event ours will take around 60 days starting on May 23rd.
Together, we can show those facing Alzheimer's disease they are not alone. Please sponsor me as I ride my bike across the country to help the Alzheimer's Association advance research toward the first survivor of Alzheimer’s and provide care and support to those facing the disease today.
I will be taking donations by the mile in order to give you a grasp of how far I am biking, and to show how impactful each mile of the journey will be. The format of this site doesn't allow for donations by the mile but you can still do it by using the format below.
A contribution of 1/2 cent per mile will amount to $19
A contribution of one cent per mile will amount to $38
A contribution of two cents per mile will amount to $76
A contribution of five cents per mile will amount to $190
And so on!
Or at your choice, a flat amount.
Last but not least, I have a matching donor who will be matching all donations totaling up to $10k, which will make every donation that much more powerful.
To see the route we will be taking click on the following link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20036383
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