Rich Taylor's Personal Fundraising Page
By participating in the RIDE to End Alzheimer's, I've committed to raising awareness and funds to advance the research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association®.
My Mom experienced a debilitating form of dementia in her later years. For those several years and until the end, she managed to maintain her Southern gentleness and was always kind to those around her. With her Mississippi accent, she always sounded like she had just gotten off the Delta Queen at the levee, We don't know for sure that it was Alzheimers Disease, but whatever it was, it was sufficiently severe that she could not remember she had broken her hip and shouldn't try to walk on it.
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. Our future is at risk and we must come together to change the course of this disease.
I will be wearing a placard on my back in memory of donor's relatives or friends who have died of Alzheimer's and in loving support of donor's relatives or friends who are now living with the disease.
Two years ago I was part of an 18 member team from MIT Lincoln Laboratory and I rode the 100 km (65 mile) ride. Last year I upgraded to do the full 100 mile century. Sadly, this year I have to go back to the 100 km event.
The volunteer staff goes out the week before and paints arrows on the road to help us all get back to the start safely - thanks to them for sure.
Please support my efforts by making a donation and please be sure to let me know if this is in memory or honor of someone close to you. 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!