Riding to Remember: Lee's RIDE to End Alzheimer’s

After an exhausting 10-hour shift, he comes home to get his bike and rides at least 40 miles each day.  It's the same rigorous routine for the past three months to prepare for his journey.  June 9th is his target along with 500 other riders as they are focused on the RIDE to End Alzheimer’s.  Lee along with Lee the family and friends that support him hopes through his efforts a cure can be found for Alzheimer's.  Like many who participate, they have been touched in their lives through a loved one who have experienced this debilitating disease.  

Lee Johnson, riding in the RIDE to End Alzheimer's

Sometimes referred to as “Old Timer’s Disease,” Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. It is also the only top-ten killer that is so little understood. Doctors and researchers are stymied on how to prevent, slow the advance of, or cure Alzheimer’s. Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's Disease and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. As anyone who has seen a loved one slowly lose their memories and ability for self-care can testify, the loss is heartbreaking. People with AD can lose the ability to recognize their own families and/or caregivers and can experience profound and disturbing behavioral changes. 


Understandably, people who have had close contact with a person with AD want to see further research to find ways to prevent and treat this disease, especially since some variations of AD are passed genetically from one generation to the next. The Noonan family is one example. Julia Noonan, Irish-American mother of 10 children, lived with her family outside Boston in the 1960sDiagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s at 43, Noonan had been exhibiting signs for four years prior. The disease killed her in her mid-fiftiesof her 10 children, five were statistically likely to carry the same gene for the disease that took their mother. To date, three of the 10 have died from Alzheimer’s and the family has been the subject of an Emmy-winning PBS’s documentary, The Forgetting.” 

A screenshot from the PBS’s documentary, The Forgetting"

As part of outreach and advocacy efforts for AD, the Noonan family partnered with The Alzheimer’s Association on yearly fundraiser: a bike ride where individuals and families participate to raise funds for AD research. To date, “The RIDE to End Alzheimer’s” has raised over $5,000,000.00. Ninety-percent goes directly to research grants, and 10% stays right within the community near where the event takes place: Ordiorne State Park in Rye, NH. This year the ride in on June 9. 

Riding in the RIDE to end Alzheimer's 

Lee Johnson, of Norwood, MA has participated in the ride for the past 7 years. Lee watched his great-grandmother suffer with Alzheimer’s and knows there is a chance he too could develop the disease as he ages. Since he loves to bike, raising money and awareness through the local RIDE event just made sense to him. Each year he commits to ride 100 miles. The minimum amount required to raise as a participant in the 100 mile ride is $750. Lee gets support and funding from friends and family in his community.  You can feel free to donate here: bit.ly/LEE4ALZ2018.

Lee poses outside L.L. Bean at Legacy Place

Three months prior to the RIDELee begins his yearly training. Daily rides after he gets off work at L.L. Bean help him get in shape as he builds up his endurance. Even though there are days that he is tired or the weather is bad and he doesn’t feel like riding, Johnson always gets out there to train. “It’s mental…some days you don’t feel like it, but if you don’t do it, you won’t succeed,” Johnson said.  

Riders participating in the RIDE to End Alzheimer's (courtesy of Alzheimer's Association).

Lee's parents, knowing the possibility that he could develop Alzheimer’s, are very supportive of his fundraising efforts. His sister and her husband always donate to the ride, often donating an amount just under the required minimal goal so that Johnson will remain inspired to get more funding from other people and spread awareness. Humble and shy of the spotlight, Johnson assures people he does this not for himself, but because he enjoys riding and wants to support the cause.  Johnson says, "it is common for participants to pin the names of loved ones affected by AD to their jerseys and that he finds renewed encouragement when he sees that, as it reminds him of his great-grandmother and the importance of ongoing research for treatment and cure." 


Lee posing with his bike outside of the L.L. Bean Legacy Place location.

NTI (NTICentral.org), an organization that helps individuals with disabilities back into the workforce has sponsored Lee for the last 3 years. When asked why NTI sponsors Lee, Michael Sanders, the Director of Marketing at NTI stated, "It makes sense. Lee has genuinely embraced helping those with Alzheimer's through his ability and love of cycling.  As an organization focused on helping individuals with disabilities, we are proud to sponsor and promote this type of pro-social behavior.  We would love to see this passion in everyone."   

Lee successfully after the finish line in 2016

Johnson’s coworkers at L.L. Bean know that he participates in the RIDE, and they are very supportive of him. While Johnson is doing the RIDE on his own, the company supports his efforts and admires his dedication and perseverance. Store Manager Shawn McMullen says "L.L. Bean maintains core values of respect and perseverance, qualities she sees in Johnson." Shawn went on to say, "The company strives to allow their employees to find a positive work/life balance and to give their all to not only their customers, but also to their communities." In this, Johnson is an exemplary employee. McMullen describes Johnson as a “cool cucumber who never gets rattled" and she knows Johnson will succeed in his ride. She promises that Johnson’s coworkers will rally around him and his efforts to support a cure. “Lee is dedicated and perseveres. He will achieve his goal and his team at L.L. Bean will support him.”  If you would like to support Lee and his Ride to End Alzheimer’s, visit bit.ly/LEE4ALZ2018 to show encouragement as well as contribute to Lee's fundraising efforts.    



Kate Brouse lives in southwest Florida and works as the Public Relations Administrator for NTI. A sometimes author and an avid reader, she is the frequent recipient of choice gestures from drivers who find her stationary vehicle an annoyance at green lights as she is finishing a paragraph at a light that moments ago had been red.  Follow her on Twitter @Outreach_NTI.

16 comments:

  1. Alzheimer's is a chronic disease for this disease there have several medications that can help with symptoms such as memory decline, changes in language, thinking abilities and motor skills. Although there is still no cure for Alzheimer's disease, those who respond to these treatments can experience improvements in their quality of life for several years. Best Alzheimer's treatment

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. ☑️MEET THE REAL HACKERS☑️

      It Tears me Up Whenever we receive complaints from Clients About Their Experience With the Hackers They Met Before They Heard about us.
      These Days There Are alot of Hackers Online, You Just Have to Be Careful about who you meet for help, because many people now don't know who to ask for help anymore but there's actually a solution to that which I am giving you for free, Don't go out there seeking for Hackers Yourself, Because the probability of getting a Real Hacker Out there Is Very Slim . ❌❌ ❌ Most Of Them are actually not who they say they're, they are just here to Rip people Off, You Can Always Identify Them With Their False Advertisements and False Testimonies Trying To Lure you Into their Arms, Please Don’t Fall For Them🚷⚠️⚠️⚠️ Our Purpose Here Is To Link You Up With Top Legit Hackers With Great Online Reputations and Impressive LinkedIn Profiles That’ll Blow Your Mind.

      ☑️ COMPOSITE CYBER SECURITY SPECIALISTS is here to Provide you with The Best Hackers, So you can get saved from The Arms of the Fake Hackers❌❌.


      ☑️All our Specialists are well experienced in their various niches with Great Skills, Technical Hacking Strategies And Positive Online Reputations And Recommendations🔘
      They hail from a proven track record and have cracked even the toughest of barriers to intrude and capture all relevant data needed by our Clients.

      We have Digital Forensic Specialists, Certified Ethical Hackers, Software Engineers, Cyber Security Experts, Private investigators and more. Our Goal is to make your digital life secure, safe and hassle free by Linking you Up With these great Professionals such as JACK CABLE, ARNE SWINNEN, SEAN MELIA, DAWID CZAGAN, BEN SADEGHIPOUR And More. These Professionals are Well Reserved Professionals who are always ready to Handle your job with great energy and swift response so that your problems can be solved very quickly.
      All You Need to Do is to send us a mail and we’ll Assign any of these specialists to Handle your Job immediately.

      ☑️ Below Is A Full List Of Our Services:
      ▪️ FUNDS RECOVERY ON SCAM INVESTMENTS, BINARY OPTIONS TRADING and ALL TYPES OF SCAMS.
      ▪️ WEBSITE AND DATABASE HACKING 💻
      ▪️ CREDIT REPAIR. 💳
      ▪️ PHONE HACKING & CLONING (giving you 📱 Unnoticeable access to everything Happening on the Target’s Phone)
      ▪️ CLEARING OF CRIMINAL RECORDS ❌
      ▪️ SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS HACKING 📱
      ▪️RECOVERY OF DELETED FILES 📤
      ▪️LOCATION TRACKING 📌
      ▪️BITCOIN MINING ⛏ And lot More.


      ☑️ CONTACT:
      ••• Email:
      composite.cybersecurity@protonmail.com

      🔘2020 © composite cybersecurity specialists
      🔘Want faster service? Contact us!
      🔘All Rights Reserved ®️





















































      Delete
  2. Alzheimer's is a chronic brain disease which occurs dementia. There are some others factors too such as head injuries, depression or anxiety. By taking Alzheimer’s Treatment affected people's condition will improve than before.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi there. If your writing skills are far from being ideal I can give you one tip about essay writings. Here is a team of professionals who will definitely help you.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I am an academic writer at Sample Assignment. I have gone through this piece of writing; it is quite interesting and informative as well. Well, we all know that Sample Assignment is a brand in the field of education. Generally, it helps out the students in their academic in the form of providing assignment help, assignment samples, live sessions, expert consultation etc. If you want to check for sample assignment reviews visit our website. It was incorporated in the year 2009 and since then it has been continuously assisting students in completing their assignment. It works with professional's writers who have adequate knowledge about how to deal with assignments. Also, they have years of experience as assignment provider. All our writers have worked for more than thousands of assignment papers which have helped them in understanding the importance and requirement of the assignment. Get cheap assignment help Australia from us at best price.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I want to use this medium to testify of how i got back my ex husband after divorce, i and my husband have been married for 8 years with 2 kids, we have been a happy family. Last year his behavior towards me and the kids changed, i suspected he was meeting another woman outside out marriage, any time i confronted him, he threatened to divorce me, i did all i could to make hings right but all to no avail until i saw a post on a "love and relationship forum" about a spell caster who helps people to cast spell on marriage and relationship issues, when i contacted this spell caster via email, he helped me cast a re-union spell and my husband changed and came apologizing to me and the kids. Contact this great spell caster for your relationship or marriage issues via this email: chiefdrlucky@gmail.com or Whats App him on +2348132777335 Website : http://chiefdrluckysolutionhome.website2.me/ Good luck  

    ReplyDelete
  6. Gelbooru is one of the largest available hentai and protected image tool! Search and display more than a million photos and it's all online!

    There are a variety of different imageboards in the Danbooru-, both those with shared source code and those not released for use by others. Gelbooru and MyImouto are the two principal Danbooru derivatives.

    ReplyDelete
  7. As a student and the medical research specialist I have observed in my recent research that Alzheimer is one of the most fastest spreading weakness in the world, and as we all know that Alzheimer only effect the old agers so in this regards I have some different views because we train our students by providing them just diploma assignment and not get them push in the field to practicals so there s a something wrong about this topic.

    ReplyDelete
  8. If you are looking for the daily Satta result then visit our website, also you will get to know the tricks to win the Satta and become a Satta king

    ReplyDelete
  9. It can help somebody who is trying to claim ignorance and assist them with distinguishing and admit to the difficult which is the initial phase in the excursion to revision. What others can cheer up from is that celebs, who have a ton of open and other weight on them regularly experience a chivalrous battle with their evil spirits and their addictions and rise triumphant; these are examples of overcoming adversity, the like of which can give incredible consolation and backing to other people. In conclusion, VIP liquor compulsion rehab have help individuals over the disgrace that they may feel in admitting to their issues. On the off chance that a much appreciated big name can admit to a fragility of the greatness of this compulsion, at that point most likely it can give numerous others the mental fortitude to do likewise.
    quotes on addiction recovery
    quotes about drug recovery



    ReplyDelete
  10. Business information systems research paper services have become very popular for students studying business & information technology coursework as they engage the best online Information Systems Writing Services.

    ReplyDelete
  11. HOW I GOT MY LOAN FROM THIS GREAT COMPANY

    Hello my dear people, I am Linda McDonald, currently living in Austin Texas, USA. I am a widow at the moment with three kids and i was stuck in a financial situation in April 2020 and i needed to refinance and pay my bills. I tried seeking loans from various loan firms both private and corporate but never with success, and most banks declined my credit ,do not full prey to those hoodlums at there that call them self-money lender they are all scam , all they want is your money and you will not hear from them again they have done it to me twice before I met Mr. David Wilson the most interesting part of it is that my loan was transfer to me within 74hours so I will advise you to contact Mr. David if you are interested in getting loan and you are sure you can pay him back on time you can contact him via email……… (davidwilsonloancompany4@gmail.com) No credit check, no cosigner with just 2% interest rate and better repayment plans and schedule if you must contact any firm with reference to securing a loan without collateral then contact Mr. David Wilson today for your loan.

    They offer all kind of categories of loan .
    Short term loan (5_10years)
    Long term loan (20_40)
    Media term loan (10_20)
    They offer loan like
    Home loan............., Business loan........ Debt loan.......
    Student loan.........., Business startup loan
    Business loan......., Company loan.............. etc
    Email..........( davidwilsonloancompany4@gmail.com)
    When it comes to financial crisis and loan then David Wilson loan financial is the place to go please just tell him I Mrs. Linda McDonald direct you Good Luck.......................

    ReplyDelete
  12. Putlocker may be a seamless portal for television, series, movies, songs, etc. for free. it's not mainly for any film or language, from Hollywood to Bollywood, one can have access to each possible movie. In fact, unlike other portals who operate completely illegally, Putlocker has an official site named Putlocker.com that a broad base of individuals is mad.

    For the official content recorded, over 1.6 million people worldwide made access to it portal on a per-day basis. because of the piracy issues, it faced a report by motion picture Association of America, which led to its pack up by the united kingdom court Order. it had been considered together of the highest 250 sites visited by the people worldwide. Although, thanks to its massive fan base, Putlockers remains operated under different proxy websites.


    In October 2018, the MPAA's report on Online Notorious Markets to the United States Trade Representative, said that the conclusion of 123movies, 123movieshub, gostream, and gomovies, by walking of a criminal examination in Vietnam in 2018, was "a significant turn of events" in combatting illicit film theft administrations. In any case, the MPAA report additionally noticed that various copycat locales had risen in any event eight different nations. In November 2018 TorrentFreak revealed locales associated or like 123Movies, for example, WatchAsap had additionally been closed somewhere around the FBI, yet were re-coordinating to other document sharing destinations.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Am Laura Mildred by name, i was diagnosed with Herpes 4 years ago i lived in pain with the knowledge that i wasn't going to ever be well again i contacted so many herbal doctors on this issue and wasted a large sum of money but my condition never got better i was determined to get my life back so one day i saw Mr. Morrison Hansen post on how Dr. Emu saved him from Herpes with herbal medicine i contacted Dr. Emu on his Email: Emutemple@gmail.com we spoke on the issue i told him all that i went through and he told me not to worry that everything will be fine again so he prepared the medicine and send it to me and told me how to use it, after 14 days of usage I went to see the doctor for test,then the result was negative, am the happiest woman on earth now thanks to Dr. Emu God bless you. Email him at: Emutemple@gmail.com Call or Whats-app him: +2347012841542 

    ReplyDelete

Share this