On May 24, 12 fraternity brothers from Western Kentucky University will leave 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.
Ten bike riders and two drivers, all members of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, will travel over 3,000 miles through nine states in less than two months, arriving at the National Mall in Washington on July 18.
Along the way, they hope to raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease and its devastating effects, and inspire others to make a difference in their own communities in the fight to end Alzheimer's.
"Even before the ride begins, we are already inspired by the dedication, optimism, and compassion these young men are sharing with others," added BrightFocus President and CEO Stacy Pagos Haller. "We will put the money they raise to good use, supporting cutting-edge research to help treat and prevent this life-shattering disease."
Persons wanting to make a contribution on behalf of the Bike4Alz team can do so via the team's website, www.bike4alz.org; by clicking on www.brightfocus.org/bike4alz; or by calling Alzheimer's Disease Research at BrightFocus, toll-free at 1-855-345-6237.