Let's keep going....A cure is coming!!
Friends and Family members,
This will be my 6th year participating in A Ride to Remember. Cycling from Greenville to Charleston in July, 252 miles in 3 days, is hard work. Living with Alzheimer's is worse. And being a careprovider is very stressful.
In 2020, due to Covid, the ride went virtual. I rode my bike everyday in July and completed 522 miles in the heat, rain and a few dark nights. Thank you to everyone that made a donation. We are still cycling for a cure. Please consider a donation for this years A Ride to Remember 2021.
Why I ride....In 2012, my mom, Shirley Hodges, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. In 2017, my mother's sister, Jan Bond, was also diagnosed with Alzheimer's. My mom moved to Greenville, SC in 2013 to reside in an Assisted Living. As her daughter, it can be challenging watching your mother become so forgetful. God continues to give me patience. Mom's Assisted Living was shut down on March 9, 2020 due to Covid. On March 7, 2021 the doors were opened and we could freely walk inside and hug and love on our family member. It was an emotional day. The isolation and loneliness definitely caused a decline. May this never happen again.
By participating in this event, I've committed to raising awareness and funds to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association®.
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!