Ride To Remember is a local bike ride organized to raise funds in support of ending Alzheimer’s disease. It will take place this week, on Wednesday, June 21, from 1-4pm at Superior Care Home Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. The route will begin at the facility located at 100 Marshall Court in Paducah and will go through Paducah’s Commerce Park.
This is a fun bike ride and fundraiser to raise money for the upcoming Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk in October at the Carson Center. Superior Care staff have organized the event and will be participating. The public is invited to support them.
“Our riders (employees) have been raising money this month,” explained Marketing Director Darla Sims. “We are expecting around 25 riders for this event, and are asking the public to sponsor them. Just visit our link on our Facebook event post at alz.org. Our team name is Team Superior.”
For more information, visit their Facebook page.
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease! This year’s Walk to Remember – Paducah, will be held on Saturday, October 7.
When you participate in walk, your fundraising dollars fuel their mission, and your participation in the event helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in your community. The Alzheimer’s Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help participants reach their fundraising goal. While there is no fee to register, participants are encouraged to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness.
Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear in their mid-60s. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia among older adults.
Although treatment can help manage symptoms in some people, currently there is no cure for this devastating disease.
Estimates vary, but experts suggest that more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. Unless the disease can be effectively treated or prevented, the number of people with it will increase significantly if current population trends continue. That’s because the risk of Alzheimer’s increases with age, and the U.S. population is aging.