FRAMINGHAM, MA — Framingham resident Susan Richardson will join hundreds of residents at Odiorne State Park in Rye, New Hampshire for the Alzheimer’s Association’s 23rd Ride to End Alzheimer’s. The 30 miles will raise critical funds and awareness to advance Alzheimer’s research.
The Ride to End Alzheimer’s is a fully supported, one-day fundraising event for cyclists of all experience. Participants can choose between four scenic route options—a 2-mile Family route, or a 30-, 62- and 100-mile course through the towns of coastal New Hampshire and the north shore of Massachusetts.
“I lost my dad in 2012 after a battle of more than five years with Alzheimer’s disease,” shared Richardson. “I am a nurse practitioner and have seen first hand how devastating this is for both those who have it and those who love them.”
Susan is riding in memory of her dad who passed away in 2012 after living with the disease for five years, “I believe in the Alzheimer’s Association because the funds raised help people now and in the future.”
Ninety percent of the funds raised at the Ride to End Alzheimer’s are given to research restricted grants for Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The remaining ten percent of the proceeds support the Alzheimer’s Association’s efforts to provide support and resources to local families impacted by the disease.
“The funds raised by our dedicated cyclists for the Ride to End Alzheimer’s fully support the Association’s mission while moving us closer to our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease,” shared Charlene Bemis, Director of Special Events for the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter. Since the event began 23 years ago, the Ride to End Alzheimer’s has raised over $6.4 million.