Another family member touched by Alzheimer's disease and making a difference! Join us in a fascinating discussion.
Tyler Jury, a senior at Western Kentucky University, is a native of Elizabethtown, KY. He is a soon-to-be graduate of WKU with a double major in Chemistry and Biology. Tyler's passion for Alzheimer's comes from his experience with his grandfather's diagnosis in 2005 and eventual death in 2009. Tyler founded Fijis Across America- A Cross Country Bike Ride to Raise Money and Awareness for Alzheimer's Research- in 2009 to honor and commemorate his grandfather's life as well as to raise awareness about this horrific disease. Six riders, led by Jury, rode over 3,200 miles on their bicycles through nine states during the summer of 2010 and through their efforts were able to raise over $56,000 towards the cause. This year, a group of men in Tyler's fraternity at WKU have decided to take up the ride again to continue the fight against Alzheimer's. Their group is known as Bike4Alz, and can be found on Facebook and Twitter under "Bike4Alz", or online at www.bike4alz.org.
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