This November 6th I am riding for TEAM SUSAN in the "The 2nd Annual Ride to End ALZ" for my younger sister Susan (and Deb Blair, my wife Debbie's very close friend from junior high and high school).
Long bike rides and running were a very important part of Susan's life. In fact, Susan's last organized bike ride was riding 428 miles across Iowa in 2018's "46th Annual RAGBRAI" with her best friend Bonnie. Susan is responsible for my first charity ride in the 1990's when she talked me into riding with her team in the Houston-to-Austin "Texas MS 150".
Susan retired in March 2019 and moved from Sugar Land, Texas to Salisbury, North Carolina. She planned to build a home on scenic High Rock Lake next to our sister Sandra and her husband Rick. The house plans were cancelled as signs of Alzheimer's arose shortly after her move. This past March, Susan moved into an Assisted Living Facility near Sandra and Rick.
I'll ride 75 miles on a Hill Country route with the Start/Finish in Wimberly. The scenic ride takes us in front of Debbie's great-grandparents Daddy and Momma Pursley's ranch house and by The Pursley Family Cemetery where Debbie and I will reside some day.
Our fundraising goal is $5,000+. Debbie and I have paid my entry fee and minimum ride donation so any donation you can make will go to further Alzheimer's research.
There are more than 6 million Americans living with this disease, and over 11 million family members and friends who provide them with care.
We are asking for your support because there is no shortage of ideas in Alzheimer’s research — only dollars. The Ride to End ALZ is 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.
Mark & Debbie Sobotik