Why I'm riding: I am riding in memory of my Grandma, Burga Roers. She had Alzheimers for many years before she finally passed. I only have one memory of her from before she needed care. I saw my Grandpa do whatever he could to keep her comfortable. He went so far as to build a house in town identical to the one on the farm, so that she would have familiar surroundings. When caregiving became too much, Grandma went into a nursing facility. It was devastating to see her slowly not recognize my dad and her other children, and then to not recognize her husband. When she left us, she was just a shell of who she had been.
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.
My goal: I hope to raise $1,989 as the disease took Grandma in 1989. I plan to bike, rain or shine, 50 miles on August 29th. I've only gone that distance one time before.
For every donation over $25: I will write your name or company name on the shirt that I will be wearing on my ride.
Thank you for your support!