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Name: Andy Brown
Age: 22
Plan: Ride across the US, raising $$$ and awareness for Alzheimer's
Goal: To raise $10k
Partner: Alzheimer's Association

 


My 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.

So, 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.

This 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 mail donations to:

Alzheimer's Association of VT and NH
Coast to Coast: A Ride to Remember
P.O. Box 1139
Montpelier, VT 05601

Any inquieries should go to me:
PO Box 176
Pultneyville, NY 14538
315-589-915

aabrown@uvm.edu

Please have a memo line or a note enclosed with the contributions indicating "Coast to Coast".

I 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.