Bessena Cabe - Ride towards a cure for Alzheimer's
It had never occurred to me before until late September 2008 when my mother, Carmelie Bonnet, was diagnosed with early-staged Alzheimer’s Dementia. She was only 52years of age. At first, my sister and I had a very tough time believing this diagnosis given my mother’s age at the time and how you we also were. It really struck home for us over the years as we witnessed the expeditious decline of her health. She had completely lost her memory, her ability to hold conversations, to speak, to walk, to live her life outside a nursing home, to do the things that she loved doing the most, and most important of all to enjoy the best of what life had to offer. In June 2018, at the age of 62, after surviving 10 years with the disease, she had passed away.
I will be participating in the 62-Miles event in this year’s 2019 Ride to End Alzheimer's to commemorate my mother. I've committed to raising awareness and funds to advance the research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association by participating in this event and much more.
And you can help me!
Please support my efforts by making a donation (any little bits counts). 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. These dollars are desperately needed- for the more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's, their 16 million caregivers, and millions more who have lost a loved one to this disease. Help me cycle towards a world with our first survivor and donate today!
Thank you for joining the fight against Alzheimer’s disease!