Why I Ride:
My mom, Patricia, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's. Growing up she did the most for us - being our chauffer to a million activities, cheering us on, always being there whenever we needed her, and her favorite - taking us shopping :) (sorry, Dad). Now it's our turn to do the most for her, and this isn't easy for any of us. I ask you, our family and friends, for your support both emotionally and physically as we continue on this journey. I decided to take on this challenge, because in the past year I have used taking Peloton classes as a way to deal with my emotions, and make sure that I take care of myself while trying to help care for my mom. So my time on the bike has become important to me, and I hope to continue to do this to make sure I take care of myself. I know many of my friends and family have also enjoyed cycling this past year. So I ask you to join me, for a Peloton class or a few miles, to show support for my amazing mother and my family. Thank you so much!
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.
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. Thank you for cheering me on.