name is Andrew Brown. I'm 22 years old and I just graduated from
college at the University
of Vermont. I sat down to think about all the things
I could do with my time seeing as I do not have to return school
in the fall. I wanted to do something extraordinary and important
to myself, something that I would remember forever, something that
I would be proud of, and something that would also help other people.
I have always loved biking long distances and it has been a dream
to sometime ride my bike across the United States. This dream gives
me an opportunity to setup an event to raise money and awareness
for a disease that is very personal to me. My grandmother has Alzheimer's
disease and it has devastatingly affected her mind and body, along
with the rest of my family.
starting June 21st, I will be biking across the
country in an event I am calling Coast to Coast: A Ride to Remember.
The purpose of the ride is to raise money for Alzheimer’s
research and to increase awareness for the disease. I have
teamed up with the Alzheimer's
Association to organize this event and put the
money I raise to great use. Alzheimer's research is on the verge
of discovering means to delay the arrival of the disease and finding
ways to allow people with Alzheimer's disease to lead longer fulfilling
lives independent of assisted care.
project will quite possibly receive attention at a national level.
I am looking for donations and/or sponsorship for the event (any
little bit will help). All proceeds will be going directly to the
Alzheimer's Assiocation and be used for researching the disease.
Please have a memo
line or a note enclosed with the contributions indicating "Coast
mail donations to:
Association of VT and NH
Coast to Coast: A Ride to Remember
Montpelier, VT 05601
should go to me:
PO Box 176
Pultneyville, NY 14538
thank you in advance for any decision you might make regarding my
trip across the nation this summer. This is an excellent opportunity
for you to show your support for a great project and an even better
cause. Thanks again.