As most of you know I moved back to Houston 6years ago to be closer to my family as my mother dove deeper into Alzheimer’s. At 68 years old she is in Memory Care. Dad, Neil and I are riding to raise money for more Alzheimer’s Research. EVERY. DOLLAR. COUNTS.
Why We Are Riding?: My father (Paul Dougharty), my brother (Neil Dougharty) and I are riding for our mother and dad’s wife of 48 years. Our mother has been battling Alzheimer's for12+ years. She was diagnosed with Early On-set Alzheimer's at 56 yearsold. She was a brilliant woman, daughter, mother, grandmother, wife, teacher & librarian. She loved sharing her knowledge. While she is still with us in Memory Care, this disease has robbed her of her motor skills and her memory. It's a tragic disease.
THIS IS WHY WE ARE RIDING!
More than 6 million Americans are living with this disease, which means more than 11 million family members are suffering along with them, while trying to provide the best care they can.
Right now, there is no shortage of ideas in Alzheimer’s research— only dollars. Which is why we are asking for your support. We are 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 we ride, we are raising funds to advance research toward the first survivor of Alzheimer’s. We not only ride for Debbie but we ride for all of you who have or are working thru this with a friend or loved one. We ride for all!
Thank you for cheering us on!
-Benjamin, Neil, Dad and MOST importantly, DEBBIE!