This July, I'll be participating in the 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 am inspired by 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. Fundraising is certainly not in my comfort zone at all. But I was compelled to ride with this group for this event because both of my parents were/are impacted by neurological disorders and my mom suffers from a significant level of dementia . I know of several friends whose loved ones suffer from early onset Alzheimer's and it just breaks my heart. When you see this disease manifest in family or friends you know the long battle and emotional struggles of patients with Alzheimer's / Dementia and their loved ones.
By participating in 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.
I'm riding 252 miles in three days to help and I hope to reach my fundraising goal of $1500 before the July 8th event starts. If you would like help with a tax deductible donation, please click to donate.
I am determined to go the distance for all those affected by Alzheimer's or other dementia! Thank you for donating and cheering me on! Peace!