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Woman Cycles Across Country for Alzheimer's Awareness

Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 22:02
Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
  • Woman Cycles Across Country for Alzheimer's Awareness
  • Woman Cycles Across Country for Alzheimer's Awareness

NAVASOTA -  What lengths would you go to for a cause you believe in? Maybe donate some money or volunteer your time?

     One woman from Virginia is cycling across the country, and made her way to the Brazos Valley.

    Rona Altschuler’s journey inspired the City of Navasota to proclaim a day in her honor.

    Rona isn't a professional cyclist by any stretch of the imagination.

"P.S. I didn't even have a bike,” Altschuler said.    

    However, what she's doing, would be impressive even for professional ultra athletes.

"I have been riding on a trip across America from San Diego, California to St. Augustine, Florida,” Altschuler said.    

    Her two-month journey began on Mar. 7, she's riding to raise awareness for a disease that took her mother's life three years ago.

"Within a year, she wasn't walking or talking, and couldn't eat solid foods anymore. She was living in an Alzheimer's unit,” Altschuler said.

    Experts said it is a disease affecting many in our very own communities.

''Alzheimer's disease effects 1 in 10 adults over the age of 65, and 1 in 3 over the age of 85,” Amanda Duke, of ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION of Houston, said.

    Rona hopes her journey sheds new light on this horrible disease.

"Hopefully get people to talk about this disease and stop whispering when you say Alzheimer's disease,” Altschuler said.

    The crew is a little over halfway on their 3,100 mile journey.

    She's riding with 26 other women, as part of a WomanTours group.

"I'm learning to enjoy it. To see the country from a bike is such a different perspective than it is in a car,” Altschuler said.

    And it gives her "simple" perspective on why she embarked on this incredible journey.

"I do this because I can, I can,” Altschuler said.

     The ride will end three weeks from Thursday.

     If you would like to donate click here.

    Visit her blog to keep up with her journey and for more information.

 

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