This July, I'll be participating in Ride to End ALZ South Carolina, a 252-mile bike ride over 3 days. This event raises funds for the research, care and support efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.
This disease has affected me personally. My Dad passed from Alz in 2017 and last week we moved my Mom to her new home in a memory care facility close to us as she struggles with Alz.
I rode last July with my friend Tague Harding. This year we will be joined by Joseph, Tague's oldest son, and my sons, Mark and Jeff. Last year, I was amazed with the organization and efficiency of the Alzheimer's Association and the support of the local communities. I was overwhelmed with the passion shown by everyone participating in this important cause. The 330 riders and those who staffed the break stations and provided meals were all impacted. Last year we raised $800,000 plus. This year 481 registered riders are shooting for over $1,000,000 plus!
By donating we are fueling support services and cutting-edge research to change the trajectory of Alzheimer's disease. Each dollar raised helps advance research toward the first survivor of Alzheimer's and provide help for those facing dementia today.
There is no shortage of ideas in Alzheimer's research — only dollars. That's why I am asking for your support.
Thank you for donating and cheering me on!