Ed Willet

Want to join me in finding a cure for Alzheimer’s?

This year, I’ll be a 67 y/o rookie participating in the legendary Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge (Jun 26th – Jul 9th). Unlike any other event of its kind, this is a grueling 10,000-mile endurance race over an unknown course of backroads using only printed line-by-line directions, which are provided at checkpoints. GPS or any other forms of electronic navigation devices are not allowed. Also, riders are required to sleep next to their bikes, regardless of the time of day or weather conditions. Last, riders may not carry spare gas, pull trailers, or utilize support teams and/or chase vehicles.

Why am I taking on this arduous journey? I am riding in support of the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund and its mission to fund research with the highest probability of slowing, stopping or reversing Alzheimer’s. To date, three generations of my family have been victimized by this cruel disease and these are their faces. Six lost their battle to it and now a cousin (the once little girl in the picture), suffers from the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Anyone with knowledge of this disease knows of its devastating impact on both the victim as well as the family members who are typically the primary caregivers.

For this endeavor, I’ve also created a Facebook fundraiser page where you can demonstrate your support with donations and track my progress in real-time from the race’s start on June 26th. I invite you to “like” and “follow” my page as well as “share” it with your network of friends and family. Working together as a team, our combined efforts and donations are sure to make a difference in finding a cure for Alzheimer’s. Please know that 100% of all donations received by this charity go directly to research. On behalf of my entire family, thank you for your support!

To date, over $1,300 has been raised ahead of the actual event, which begins June 26th and ends July 9th. However, the fundraiser will remain open until November 1st.

Hoka Hey Rider #997 – R.E. Willet’s Fundraiser