Why I Ride: My update! My mother Pauline lost her battle with Alzheimer's on Sunday morning October 3rd at 605am. I was so blessed to be there when she took her last breath. The picture here is my Mom with her sister Jeanette. (Mom is the shorter one!) Jeanette is also in a memory care home. Mom was the epitome of grace and love in the face of this awful disease and in her death, just like she was her entire life! This ride is important to me as I strive to aide research in hopes that one day there will be a way to slow or end this disease that affects more than 6 million Americans and another 11 million family members that are supporting them. This picture also shows me and my two sisters who supported my mother and also are hoping for breakthrough research!
Right now, there are 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. And in every mile I will think of my sweet loving mother! Thank you for cheering me on.