Why do I ride? For the memory of Mrs. Joanne M. Knight and so many others!
What started as a challenge from a friend has led to an eye opening and life changing experience. In 2019, I rode in my first ever RIDE TO REMEMBER (RTR), was not planning to ride in memory of the person that I choose to honor, but our Heavenly Father needed another rose for his garden. So I rode in memory of Mrs. Joanne Knight and I am so glad that I did! So once again, I am participating in the 2021 South Carolina 'A Ride to Remember' in memory of Mrs. Joanne Knight, but so many more have been added to the list and I am running out of space! I'm taking on the enormous physical challenge (252 miles in 3 days) and personal adventure of cycling across South Carolina, for after each day I can rest and recuperate, but those with Alzheimer's cannot.... I've also committed to raising awareness and funds to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association®. As I said in the previous years, I was fortunate that my mother only had the beginnings of dementia before she passed away. But watching a dear friend watch her incredible mother pass away from complications due to Alzheimer's will forever be in my memory. So, I ride for the caregivers too, these individuals endure so much heart ache but carry on for their love for the family member with Alzheimer's.
I am honored to ride in her memory and the many others! I am looking forward to it being a Ride To Remember for numerous reasons!
Did you know that more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. This number does not include the caregivers and family members that are impacted. Now is the time to come together to change the course of this disease!
Please support my efforts by making a donation and adding me to your prayers. All funds raised benefit the Alzheimer's Association and its work to enhance care and support programs and advance research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure for Alzheimer's disease.
Thank you for joining the fight against Alzheimer’s disease! Your support means the world to me on this memorable journey!