Coming up in summer of 2013 I plan on bicycling Alaska for three weeks, raising money and awareness for Alzheimer’s.
My father has the disease and, since he’s the one that helped me develop a passion for bicycling, I thought a tour to gather stories, encourage interaction and raise awareness would be a good way to pay back the gifts he has instilled in me.
Gifts raised during the tour will be forwarded to Cedar Community Foundation and its Memory Loss Program. Cedar Community is based in West Bend, Wisconsin and, since 1958, caregivers have identified unique approaches to assist residents facing progressive memory loss and Alzheimer’s.
Cedar Community features a Friendship House Assisted Living facility which combines the care of attentive, specially-trained staff 24 hours a day, seven days per week.
Residents have one-to-one relationships with staff and they’re engaged in activities including trail outings, art “Mneme” therapy, pet therapy, music therapy and “It’s Never Too Late,” person-centered technology that helps improve cognition while inspiring those with memory loss.
Contributions to the Memory Loss Program are tax deductible. Please consider making a charitable gift to the Cedar Community Foundation. All gifts support the mission of Cedar Community to enhance the well-being of seniors and their families.
Donations can be addressed to:
Amy Johnson, Director of Philanthropy
Re: Ride to Remember
Cedar Community Foundation
113 Cedar Ridge Drive
West Bend, WI 53095
Be sure to include the Federal Tax ID Number for the Foundation: 39-1249432
Email: [email protected]
For information on Cedar Community’s programs for those facing Alzheimer’s or other progressive memory loss including our Resource Library and Support Groups, call 262.306.4244 or email [email protected].
Preparations for the tour have been a team effort. Special thanks to Rachel Womack at Today and Forever Videos in Slinger, Wis. for the promotional video and thanks to Michael Albiero from Versant Solutions in Milwaukee for the logo design.