New Bern bike ride to benefit Alzheimer’s North Carolina

Happening Saturday, the City of New Bern is hosting an Alzheimer’s bike ride.

Participants have the choice of 5, 15, or 37 mile ride.

The objective of the event is to raise funds that remain here in North Carolina.

From there, the money will be allocated to families and caregivers in need of assistance.

This money will go to a 24 hour help line, statewide support groups, and fund North Carolina research grants.

“It affects everyone, it affects the caregiver, it affects the person they’re caring for, it impacts the family, it affects the community,” said Rosalind Scott, Family Consultant for the Family Care Program. “Right now statistics show for North Carolina in about 10 to 20 years We’re likely to have more 65 and older than we are 0 to 17”

Organizers said Alzheimer’s is the third leading cause of death in america.

The bike ride starts right at 9 in the Homeplace of New Bern.

In the event you can’t make it, donations continue to be accepted for the cause.

This is one of the numerous events occurring around the east during the year.

Organizers hope it hopes to become an annual event.