It all starts with your courageous commitment
By registering for the Alzheimer’s Association Ride to End ALZ, you’ve committed to much more than a bike ride. You are now a part of a movement where 100 percent of the proceeds you contribute support Alzheimer’s research. Each dollar you raise directly impacts the Association’s ability to accelerate science toward methods of treatment and prevention for Alzheimer's and other dementias.
Riders commit to making a registration donation and raising a required minimum fundraising amount. All of our fundraising commitment levels and benefits can be found here.
We’re in this together
We are confident that if you follow our suggestions, you can meet (and even exceed) your fundraising commitment and have fun in the process.
In addition to the many extensive fundraising tools found in our Ride Hub, you have access to your own concierge team to coach you from the moment you register until you cross the finish line. And because your fellow participants are one of the biggest strengths of Ride to End ALZ, we’ve built an online Ride Community. All participants have exclusive access to ask questions, share experiences and cheer one another on.
7 Golden Rules of Fundraising
- Start now! The sooner you register, the more impact you can have in the fight to end Alzheimer’s. Register as an individual, join an existing team or create your own team, and then start fundraising. Registered but not sure where to start? Read our Fundraising Guide and then visit your Ride Hub and take the tour.
- Share your story. Personalize your fundraising page with why you are riding and who you’re dedicating your Ride to.
- Ask. And then ask some more. Our online fundraising tools and sample messages make asking friends and family for donations quick and easy.
- Set a stretch goal. Why settle for just reaching your required minimum fundraising goal when you have the support around you to reach twice that amount? Your stretch goal will not change your required fundraising minimum commitment, but it will help fuel research.
- Know your stuff. Most likely, your commitment to end Alzheimer’s is very personal and you have a story to tell. When you do, make sure to include key facts about Alzheimer’s and the critical need for research to find methods of prevention and a cure.
- Double your donations. Many companies have matching gift programs for donations made by employees. Ask your donors to see what their employers offer.
- Show your appreciation. Thank your donors. When you ride again next year, your friends and family will remember your appreciation.
100 percent of the funds raised go toward the Association's efforts to discover methods of treatment and prevention for Alzheimer's and other dementias.
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