Why I Ride: My Aunt Mary was one of my favorite people in the world. When I was growing up, I could not wait for us to go visit her or have her come to our house. She was full of knowledge about nature and so many other things and was ALWAYS fun to be around.
A few years ago Mary's health started failing and we started to learn about dementia and Alzheimers. I miss the times we spent together and wish there were so many more opportunities to get to know her better---but that is no longer possible. Mary suffered through so much at the end of her life, and I would like to help others not have to go through this. So many advancements are being made, but with our help, maybe they can find a way to end all the suffering.
I am doing my part by riding in the Ride to End ALZ in Colorado in June. I have also taken The to End ALZ challenge ride in the spring, and plan to ride again in the summer challenge. In fact, I am on the committee for all three of these rides to help get others involved in biking for such a worthy cause.
Please consider donating whatever you can in honor of someone you love who has Alzheimer's or to help end this before it affects others you know.
I am determined to go the distance for all those affected by Alzheimer’s. I am inspired by the strength of the more than 5 million Americans living with this disease, and the 16 million family members and friends who provide them with care. I am also inspired by science.
Right now, there is no shortage of ideas in Alzheimer’s research — only dollars. This is why I am asking for your support. I am participating in 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. Thank you for cheering me on.