The end of Alzheimer's disease starts here.
My name is James Bowen, and I am excited to be riding in the 2019 Ride to Remember. This will be my sixth year to participate and once again I will be riding with the hope of one day ending this disease. In the past five years, my friends and family have helped me raise over $10,000 for Alzheimer’s Association.
What is Alzheimer’s?:
Alzheimer’s is a degenerative brain disease that causes loss of important mental functions such as memory and reasoning skills. Out of the top ten leading causes of death in the United States, Alzheimer’s is the only one that cannot be cured or even slowed. Over five million Americans currently live with the disease, meaning you probably know of someone who has been affected in some way. I ride in honor and in memory of many family members and friends who have had Alzheimer’s.
What can you do?:
Alzheimer’s Associate is aiming to end Alzheimer’s through events like Ride to Remember. Every participant must raise at least $750 to participate. 100 percent of the proceeds goes directly to Alzheimer’s Association where they will use it to fund research for a cure, education for the public, assistance for those affected by Alzheimer’s, and much more.
Ride to Remember is a 252 mile cross-state bicycle ride that begins in Simpsonville and ends in Charleston with stops in Newberry and Orangeburg. As we travel across the beautiful Palmetto State, the cyclists raise awareness and show our devotion to finding a cure. Every conversation about Alzheimer’s that we can start just by riding our bicycles brings attention to this important cause and helps to educate people about this dangerous incurable disease.
Riding my bicycle is an easy way for me to be able to support a cause that is very important to me. Every day is one step closer to a cure for Alzheimer’s, but it takes all of us to get there. Please help me to reach my fundraising goal so that I can proudly ride across the state this summer to support the Alzheimer’s Association.