My Personal Fundraising Page
This July, for the fourth time I’ll be riding my road bike 252 miles across South Carolina, participating in A Ride to Remember, raising awareness and funds to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association®.
Ride to Remember is a unique point to point ride. We’ll start from Simpsonville on July 9th, and ride to Newberry on day one (65 miles), then we’ll ride to Orangeburg on day two (87 miles), and finally down into the low country, through Charleston, over the Ravenel Bridge in Mt. Pleasant on day three (100 miles).
Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. Additionally, more than 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.
As part of the ride, I have committed to raising $1,250 in donations, on top of the expenses I’ll incur in registration, hotels, etc. All funds raised benefit the Alzheimer's Association and its work to provide care support for all affected and advance research toward better treatments, prevention and, ultimately, a cure for Alzheimer's disease. My team from Unknown Brewing Company has set our goal for $30,000 this year, and the ride hopes to raise $600,000 in total. Last year, 350 of us raised $560,000 and to date A Ride to Remember has raised more than $3 million for the Alzheimer’s Association. This will be the 13th annual ride.
The current pandemic has changed the way I’ve been preparing for this year’s ride, instead of going out on long group rides and our weekly Unknown Bike & Brew ride, I’ve been doing laps of my neighborhood and long sessions on my indoor trainer. My plan is to have about 1,500 miles in before the ride starts. Riding 252 miles over 3 days in the July heat is no easy task, but every mile ridden and every dollar raised is a step towards a world without Alzheimer’s.
It would mean so much if you wanted to donate towards this year’s fundraiser. You can find my donation page at http://act.alz.org/goto/jsaylor You can learn more about the ride by going to aridetoremember.org