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Caregivers Who Have Lost Someone
A Ride to Remember 2020
A Ride to Remember is normally a bike ride from the foothills of South Carolina (Simpsonville) to the southern coast of South Carolina (Charleston) one weekend in late July. This year it is a Virtual Ride Challenge. There is no registration fee and participants don't need to pay for lodging. Participants are asked to do some fundraising for the Alzheimer's Association and to bike at least 252 miles in July.
I'm signed up for A Ride to Remember 2020. This is helpful for me: I don't have to pay for lodging, etc. Biking is a stress relief for me. This ride is a good way to "pay it forward". (My husband died of Alzheimer's Disease 4/26/2020.)
A Ride to Remember 2020 has raised $454,256.72 for the Alzheimer's Association this month. The fundraising goal is $ 650,000, and we have the remainder of July to reach that goal - I think we'll make it (and possibly exceed the goal)!
Your post certainly did not read like a solicitation.
Well done, and much gratitude to all who are riding and those who are donating!
7/22/2020 update: A Ride to Remember has raised $464,417.92
All funds raised by A Ride to Remember fuel the care, research and support efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. From education and support programs in South Carolina to promising worldwide research initiatives, the money donated through A Ride to Remember makes a difference in the lives of those facing Alzheimer's or other dementias.
So far this month, I have biked 428.26 miles, and I'll continue to bike through the end of the month as part of A Ride to Remember.
If anyone is interested in donating to A Ride to Remember, connect with me through private messaging, and I will be glad to give you pertinent information.
During A Ride to Remember, a difficult ride that I did with 2 other riders: One of the other riders cheered me on the whole time. She told me that my husband now knows me and is proud of me!
Also during A Ride to Remember, I kept my husband's family updated on my mileage, etc. On July 27 my husband's sister in law told me that she is proud of my progress in the event and so is my husband!
Tess C I rode 574.07 miles in the month of July and raised $1600 dollars for AA!
I don't drive, so I still bike for transportation AND for recreation.
My husband's Celebration of Life is Saturday.