Why I Ride: I am riding in honor of my Mom, Nancy Harm, who passed away from complications associated with dementia in 2010. I am also riding for her Mom and her two sisters who also passed from Alzheimer's.
As my awareness has grown, I have come across so many people who are or have been affected by this terrible disease. There are more than 5 million Americans now living with this disease along with 16 million family members and friends who provide them with care. The impact is staggering, and the race for a cure is vital. So, this is also why I ride.
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. I just know that first survivor is out there! Thank you for considering supporting this important cause.