Some of the riders in the first Brookdale Ride for a Cause to End Alzheimer's pose for photos before the event begins Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.
LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -
Dozens of motorcyclists and two Hattiesburg assisted living centers took part in a ride though South Mississippi Saturday to raise money for Alzheimer's research.
The inaugural Brookdale Ride for a Cause to End Alzheimer's began at Hellfighter's Motorcycle Shop in Laurel and traveled south to Hattiesburg, where it ended at the Brookdale Hattiesburg II on Fox Chase Drive.
It was all done to help find a cure for Alzheimer's Disease, which is a progressive disorder that can destroy memory and other mental functions.
"Alzheimer's affects all walks of life and we just wanted to give everybody a chance to participate and give to the Alzheimer's Association," said Cindy Headley, memory care director for Brookdale Senior Living.
"It is amazing what a community like this can do," said Michelle Archer, executive director of Brookdale Hattiesburg I Assisted Living. "We are just so passionate and we are so thankful for everyone that can come out and help us."
Motor officers with the Mississippi Highway Patrol provided escort for the event.