Why I Ride: I watched my grandfather Sigmund Lazarus deteriorate with Alzheimer's disease, and have seen this disease destroy lives, including my best friend's mom, Marta Garay. She was an amazing and vibrant individual who was struck severely at a young age, missing out on countless memories with her family and new grandson, and ultimately we lost her to the disease last year. She is somebody I knew since my childhood, and it was very hard to see how quickly and severely this hit her. I have watched in frustration as the medical community has not made much progress in preventing or slowing this debilitating disease. I ask anybody who reads this post to please consider making a donation to the Alzheimer's Association. Thank you!
I am determined to go the distance for all those affected by Alzheimer’s. I am inspired by the strength of the more than 5 million Americans living with this disease, and the 16 million family members and friends who provide them with care. I am also inspired by science.
Right now, there is no shortage of ideas in Alzheimer’s research — only dollars. Which is why I am asking for your support. I am participating on the Ride to End ALZ, a fully-supported, one day fundraising event where every dollar raised supports the Alzheimer’s Association’s efforts to discover methods of treatment and prevention for Alzheimer’s disease.
With each mile I ride, I am raising funds to advance research toward the first survivor of Alzheimer’s. Thank you for cheering me on.