Why I Ride: My mom, Nancy Harm, was diagnosed with dementia 12 years ago and passed away, from dementia complications, in 2010. I am riding for her! I will also be riding for my friend's mom, Pauline Estes, along with all of those who are directly and indirectly afflicted by this horrible illness.
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 the science which is making progress every day!
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. Our ride, scheduled for Sunday October 11, will be COVID safe as the number of cyclists will be very small (less than 10) and properly spaced.
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.