Bike4Alz Completes Their 3,000 Mile Journey
BrightFocus Partnered with College Students who Biked Cross Country to End Alzheimer’s
Twelve fraternity brothers from Western Kentucky University traveled from Oceanside, CA on a coast-to-coast bike ride—Bike4Alz—to raise money for the BrightFocus Foundation’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research program. Their goal: to raise $100,000 for research to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s.
My grandfather lived with Alzheimer’s for almost four years,” said Tyler Jury, a Western Kentucky fraternity brother who organized a similar coast-to-coast trip in 2010. “Watching his health decline and the toll it took on my family was tough. I decided that I wanted to do something to help in the search for a cure to Alzheimer’s.”
We are inspired by the dedication, optimism, and compassion these young men are sharing with others, and for their continuing efforts on campus this year, including the organization of a walk to raise funds for Alzheimer’s disease research, all to help meet their ambitious goal.
If you want to make a contribution on behalf of the Bike4Alz team, you can do so via the "Make a Donation" button, the team’s website; or by calling Alzheimer’s Disease Research at BrightFocus, toll-free at 1-855-345-6237.
The team’s website, www.bike4alz.org, also has information on Why We Ride, Meet the Riders, their day-to-day schedule during the journey, blogs by the bikers, sponsorships and other ways to show support, and contact information. Each day the cyclists dedicated their ride to a person with Alzheimer’s disease, or a care-giver for an Alzheimer’s patient.
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