I am determined to go the distance for all those affected by Alzheimer's or other dementia!
This July, I'll be participating in Ride to End ALZ South Carolina, a unique 252-mile journey for cycling enthusiasts. Previously known as A Ride to Remember, this event raises funds for the research, care and support efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.
I ride because I have seen the devastating effects of Alzheimer's. Both of my grandmother's suffered and eventually succumbed to the disease. Currently my mother-in-law is fighting it. While the days are hard and she experiences much confusion, she is ready with a smile and hug and is always so very grateful for the time that we spend with her. I ride because I am inspired by her strength and love and the strength of the more than 6 million Americans living with this disease, and over 11 million family members and friends who provide them with care. I want to help speed up scientific progress toward better treatments and prevention.
Right now, there is no shortage of ideas in Alzheimer's research — only dollars. That's why I am asking for your support.
By participating on the Ride to End ALZ South Carolina, I'm fueling support services and cutting-edge research to change the trajectory of Alzheimer's disease. Each dollar I raise helps advance research toward the first survivor of Alzheimer's and provide help for those facing dementia today.
Thank you for donating and cheering me on!