Let's End Alzheimer's Together
Welcome! Can I count on you to support my ride? A any amount will do - $4, $9, $18, $93, $424 - round numbers are fine too!
Yes, the ride is done - but the fundraising isn't. I've got until August 1st to raise some more funds. If you wonder how I did here's a cool "Relive" of my gps track:
(Music background is extremely limited haha.)
This was my seventh year doing the ride and once again it went extremely well (even the year it rained.)
For an update, my mom is doing okay, living reasonably happily on the memory unit at Tockwotton in Providence RI. She is in fact extremely healthy except her mind just refuses to work and as such it's hard to do most anything for herself. Even remember who she is. Still, on her best days she clearly can place all of us -- if not by name. It is such a nasty disease.
Your donation is important not just because of my mom however. One in every ten people over 65 have Alzheimer’s and approximately 480,000 people will develop it THIS YEAR alone. And the cost of that? The cost of care for those with Alzheimer’s will exceed a quarter TRILLION dollars this year. Worse, that is projected to quadruple by 2050.
But on the good side, your donation WILL make a difference. When I started doing this ride six years ago the big breakthrough had been a way to diagnosis the plaque buildup while the patient was still alive. Then it was genetic markers, and today it is a series of drug trials that scientist hope will slow the disease or perhaps even stop it. There is more I've missed I'm sure. Your dollars will go to research to help find a cure.
Thank you for donation (and hey, did I mention - there will be a ride that you can join next year!)