Join CurePSP and Jan Appel for Ken’s Ride: A Ride for Hope!
Throughout the month of May, CurePSP and Jan Appel will host a virtual fundraiser to honor Ken Appel – husband, father, and avid bike rider – to raise funds in support of those experiencing neurodegenerative diseases such as PSP, CBD, and MSA.
Each day during his lunch, Ken Appel would ride along the beautiful Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail in St. Alban’s, Vermont. After Ken passed away in 2018 from PSP, his wife, Jan, decided to organize a local bike ride to honor Ken & support CurePSP. The very first Ken’s Ride happened in May 2019 and was a huge success!
Even though we can’t come together in person this year, you’ll still have the opportunity to experience the Rail Trail while making a difference in the lives of patients with neurodegenerative diseases & their families. This virtual race is 26.3 miles long (the length of the Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail) and can be done at any point throughout May – either all in one go or in a cumulative effort!
ALL ABILITIES WELCOME! Whether you’re a professional biker or a casual yoga fan, we welcome you to participate. You can log any activity from walking to tai chi, and you’ll continue along the race route.
Your support will help continue CurePSP’s mission of care, consciousness, and cure for prime of life neurodegeneration.
Your contribution will make a direct impact by allowing CurePSP to:
– Send educational PSP/CBD/MSA packets to patients, families, and allied healthcare providers
– Hold over 30 support groups nationwide- varying between topics, demographic, disease-specific, and location
– Provide in-home respite grants to patients to relieve the stress that is often experienced by caregivers
– Fund research grants for leading scientists to help slow symptom progression, discover a potential root cause, and ultimately find a cure for PSP, CBD, and MSA.
– Reimburse families for the cost of brain tissue donation- a vital component to further research and proper diagnosis