Joey Lovedall a Pedal for Alzheimer's Cyclist
WE ALL HAVE A STORY that drives and moves us to make a difference in the world. For me, it started in 2016 when my mom began showing some signs of early-onset Alzheimer's and she came to live with me. In October 2016, after many tests, she was diagnosed with Dementia with a pattern of Alzheimer's.
For the next three years, I had the privilege of taking care of her with the help of my sister. I would help my mom get ready for her day and the normal day-to-day routine. After the second year, she progressed more and became too overwhelmed with going out. The timing couldn't have been better because Glenner Town Square had just opened!
Glenner Town Square is a revolutionary senior day center (the best in the nation). It's like a 1950s movie set. When you walk in it feels like you traveled back in time and puts you right at ease. It is incredible!! With the help of Mr. Tarde (CEO of Glenner Town Square), I saw we were not alone.
There is a huge community that provides help, support and creative thinkers who think out of the box to help navigate through the good and bad times and I wanted to be a part of it!!
I joined the Pedal for Alzheimer's team as an ambassador and cyclist to make a difference. On September 11, 2023, I will be one of the 12 cyclists to ride in "Pedal for Pat 2023." This 12-day, 1,098-mile cycling event will start and end at the University of Tennessee. Pedal for Pat 2023 is a fundraising event with all proceeds going to benefit the Pat Summitt Foundation and the Pat Summitt Clinic.
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Pedal For Alzheimer's 2023 Event: Pedal for Pat
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