Why I Ride:
I am riding for everyone who is going through Alzheimer's and Dementia and their heroes--their caregivers. I want to make a difference and help find a way to a better life for everyone now dealing with Alzheimer's and those who might in the future.
My Aunt Mary--pictured here on her third birthday (I counted the candles) battled for many years with Dementia and her husband Jon stayed by her side. The summer before she passed I was able to spend some time with them and saw how difficult it was for Mary to communicate and how wonderful John was in helping make her life meaningful and full. I will cherish that last visit forever.
I want to do more than just remember Mary, I want to do something about helping others in their time of need, or make this go away! I am riding in the Ride to End ALZ in Texas (and a few virtual rides this summer) to raise funds to help in research. 100% of the funds raised go to Alzheimer’s research--Yes, 100%!
I would love it if you would consider donating to my ride in Texas, or maybe sign up yourself and join fundraising--the Texas ride also has a virtual option for those who do not want to travel. (FYI limited numbers of riders and COVID safety precautions will be in use). It seems very few people have not been touched by Alzheimer’s in some way and sharing your story might be just what you need to get others involved.
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. This is why I am asking for your support. I am participating in 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.
Thanks for considering joining in the ride or donating funds to my ride.
Have a great summer!