Why I Ride: I ride for my dear sweet Mom, who I lost to this disease in 2019. Sadly, I wasn't noticing the signs and symptoms and thought Mom was going through the normal "aging" process. Doctor appointments (and trust me I went to many) did not include any questions or assessments of mind or memory. Mom fell and broke her hip, and her progression through the disease was placed on fast forward. Sadly, but also a blessing, Mom passed away approximately 6 months after her fall. There was comfort in knowing her brain was "free" from the darkness and fear she had been living.
As I walked this journey it amazed me how many friends are dealing with similar issues with their aging parents. Story after story after story... This has to stop! There is so much education and research needed on this disease. I ride for this.... I ride to find a cure... I ride to help others in the future not go through the suffering my Mom and so many others have experienced... I ride for my Mom and her memory...
I'll be riding 50 miles on June 14th, In Fort Collins--the home of my alma matar CSU! I know Mom will be looking down and cheering me on. I ask you, to please support me through donations (virtually cheering is also appreciated). Together, we can make a difference! Thank you in advance for your support!
There are more than 5 million Americans living with this disease, and the 16 million family members and friends who provide them with care. 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.
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100% of the funds raised go toward the Association's efforts to discover methods of treatment and prevention for Alzheimer's and other dementias.
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