Why I Ride: October 5 is the 12th anniversary of my dad's death to Alzheimer's. He was a multi-year MS 150 finisher and bike enthusiast. This feels like a beautiful, positive, healthy, and healing way to honor him. I'm riding to help generate the funding needed toward discovering methods of treatment and prevention for Alzheimer's and other dementias. This ride on October 10 will also be less than 2 weeks into my 45th birthday. Early onset Alzheimer's terrifies me, which my dad had. I also lost my paternal grandmother to Alzheimer's. I am desperate for a cure. I'm training for the 20-mile ride...the hill country where this ride takes place is aptly named!
I am determined to go the distance for all those affected by Alzheimer’s. I am inspired by the strength of the more than 6 million Americans living with this disease, and the over 11 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.