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I will be participating again in the "Ride to End Alzheimer's" this June, as part of the "Sully's Buddies" ride team. My best buddy, Sully (Paul Sullivan), has inspired me over many years with his deep passion and can-do commitment to raising funds for Alzheimer's research, in honor of and in memory of his Dad, the Granddaddy of the Sully's, Frank Sullivan, lost in Oct 2009. I joined him and his other family members in this annual "Ride to End ALZ MA/NH", a couple of years ago.
This year will be particularly meaningful to me, as I think of my Mom, as she battled through the progressively worsening effects of Alzheimer's disease these past few years, ultimately succumbing, early this past Christmas morning, 2020. I will bike with a heavy heart on the one hand, but it will also be lightened by a smile in my heart as I think of this beautiful lady that embraced every moment of her long life, full of faith, family and laughter. Boy, she knew how to have fun and she made this world a better place for so many.
I am also riding for my Uncle Hank "Deacon Hank" Welch, lost in Sep 2019, and so many others that are currently suffering, including Sharon O, Shirley B, Sharon N, Cathy C's close friend, and Jeff C’s Mom; and those that have been lost: Hal P's Dad, Jim C's Mom, Helen M, Mr. (Jack) Burke, Angela PH’s Mom, Jean S’s Dad, Anna B. Starkey, Alan S's Grandmother, John M’s Aunt Barbara and Uncle Stew, Pam M’s Mom, Marty S’s Mother-in-Law, Brian O’S’s Mother-in-Law Nancy Kealey, Marty R’s Mother-in-Law, Mike N's Father-in-law, having passed just recently, Dave C’s Dad, Mike W’s Grandmother Letitia “Tishie” Pearl Thompson, family members lost to Pete W, and Dave B and also Dave B’s dear friend and gentle soul, Mr. D’, Jeff C’s Dad, Roberta D’s Grandmother and Larry K’s wife’s Aunt.
While I ride, I will remember all of those above. I will also consider the many reasons to be hopeful as we all pitch in to help fund the many brilliant and creative minds as they work diligently to seek out solutions to treat and ultimately eliminate this relentless disease. Thank you all for your support. No matter what you can give, it all adds up. Every single dollar of support is deeply appreciated.
- More than 6 million people are living with Alzheimer’s today.
- 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another dementia.
- It kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
Right now, there is no shortage of ideas in Alzheimer's research- only dollars. By participating in the 2021 Ride to End ALZ, I've committed to raising awareness and funds to advance the research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association®.
And you can help me. These dollars are desperately needed- for the more than 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer's, their 16 million caregivers, and millions more who have lost a loved one to this disease.
Please support my efforts by making a donation. All funds raised benefit the Alzheimer's Association and their ground breaking momentum in the field of Alzheimer's research. 90% of the funds raised go toward the Association's efforts to discover methods of treatment and prevention for Alzheimer's and other dementias.
Help me cycle towards a world with our first survivor and donate today!