Why I Ride: I am determined to go the distance for all those affected by Alzheimer’s. I am inspired by the strength of the more than 6 million Americans living with this disease, and the over 11 million family members and friends who provide them with care. I am also inspired by science.
I am also riding in honor of a fellow MacGregor Cycling Club member, Brian Igoe.
Brian's friend, Tom Keery, says it best:
- "Since being diagnosed a year ago, Brian has lost his ability to drive a car, ride a bike and live on his own. With a clear understanding of the road ahead, Brian has made the difficult yet pragmatic choices necessary for his and others safety and survival. Through it all, Brian has chosen to maintain an attitude of positivity, embracing opportunities to be with family and friends, while still engaging in whatever level of athletic activity he may be capable of that were so much a part of his life."
Right now, there is no shortage of ideas in Alzheimer’s research — only dollars. Which is why I am asking for your support. I, along with many members of the MacGregors Cycling Club of which Brian was a founding member, 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.
We are Team M.O.M. - MacGregors Ona Mission - and we thank you for your support. Every dollar you donate will advance research toward the goal - treatments that will in the near future provide the world's first survivor of Alzheimer’s.
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.