Cycle for a Cause: The Alzheimer’s Association Charity Ride
Please join me in supporting this cause by signing-up for class and making a donation of $20. The live class will be held on Sunday, June 20th at 8:30am EST. All participants who register for this class will have access to the video recording to replay for 7 days after the scheduled class date. If you don't have a bike, you can still join this experience with a walk or run outdoors, on a treadmill, rower, stair stepper, or elliptical! You are also welcome to simply make a Venmo donation that will be added to the total after the charity ride (Venmo: @BrittDeitz). All of the proceeds will be donated to the charity.
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"The Longest Day" is the one day of the year with the most light — the summer solstice (June 20th). And it's the day I have committed to fight Alzheimer's disease! I’m participating in The Longest Day, a fundraising event to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. In these times, it is important to remember that individuals are still battling this disease and caregivers may be struggling.
Today, an estimated 50 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer's or other dementias, including more than 5 million Americans. In the United States alone, 16 million friends and family members are providing their care. We must take action now, or these numbers will continue to rise.
I ask you to stand up to the darkness of Alzheimer’s and make a donation today to help the Alzheimer's Association support all those facing the disease.
The Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is a global organization, working to advance care, support and research across the world. From face-to face support to online education programs and promising worldwide research initiatives, the money you raise makes a difference in the lives of those facing Alzheimer’s.
The Alzheimer’s Association:
PROVIDES CARE AND SUPPORT TO ALL THOSE FACING ALZHEIMER’S.
- Online message boards through ALZConnected®.
- In-person support groups, connecting those facing the disease with a network of help in their community.
- A free nationwide 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) offering information and referrals.
DRIVES RESEARCH TOWARD TREATMENT, PREVENTION AND, ULTIMATELY, A CURE.
- Currently investing over $235 million in 650 active best-of-field projects in 39 countries.
- Brings the global research community together to tackle common challenges, such as the first new diagnostic guidelines for Alzheimer’s in 30 years.
- Drives support for transformational projects such as the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network Trials Unit (DIAN-TU).
SPEAKS UP FOR THE NEEDS AND RIGHTS OF PEOPLE AFFECTED BY ALZHEIMER’S.
- Accelerated the passage of landmark legislation such as the National Alzheimer's Project Act, which mandated the creation of a national plan to fight Alzheimer's disease.
- Advanced commitment to Alzheimer’s funding from the federal government. Funding for Alzheimer's and dementia research at the National Institutes of Health is $3.1 billion annually, representing a more than seven-fold increase since the passage of the National Alzheimer's Project Act.
- Recruits advocates nationwide, so that the need for Alzheimer's care, education and research is heard at every level of government.