I Ride for My Mom
It has been almost as long ago as the length of her demise. Nine years ago, 10 years after her initial diagnosis, my mother passed away. Watching the woman who had the brains, guts, and spirit to go to Europe alone, a single woman, after WWII to work on the Marshall Plan for rebuiding after that war, and come back to complete her college degree at UVM, and then take a back seat to her physician husband, first teaching in NYC and then as a stay-at-home mother raising 2 brats, um, children...
No one should go through that. Not suffer with it, not suffer with watching it. Too many do.
Please help eradicate the disease.
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®. This disease took my mother after a long, slow descent. It should not be allowed to take anyone else's loved ones.
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.
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!