Ride to Remember in support of Alzheimer's research is an event so close to my heart. I ride because my mother and grandmother suffered from this devastating disease. While my grandmother developed the disease in her older years, my mother succumbed to the disease at the young age of 56. Over 6.5 million people currently suffer from this disease, with over 200,000 of these patients being under the age of 65 (Early Onset Dementia/Alzheimer's). These figures are growing every day, and the disease still has no effective treatment available.
With the incredible advances in medicine that we witness every day, we're on track to find effective prevention strategies, treatment plans and eventually a cure from this disease that impacts the lives of family members and caregivers as much as the patients themselves.
By participating in A Ride to Remember, I'm taking on the enormous physical challenge and personal adventure of cycling across South Carolina. I've also committed to raising awareness and funds to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association®.
Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. Now is the time to come together to change the course of this disease!
Please support my efforts by making a donation. All funds raised benefit the Alzheimer's Association and its work to enhance care and support programs and advance research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure for Alzheimer's disease.
Thank you for joining the fight against Alzheimer’s disease! Your support means the world to me on this memorable journey!