Pin Us
Gameday Fan Feedback
Like Us
Follow Us
Article Image
Courtesy: Athletics Communications

Paul Rhoads Hosts "A Ride to Remember"

Release: 05/17/2011
Send this article to a friend Print RSS
Related Links
More from

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads will host the second annual motorcycle event, A Ride to Remember, Sunday, May 22, in Ames.  He hopes to raise funds and awareness to support a cause that deeply affects him and his family: Alzheimer’s disease.

“For ten years I have watched not only my mother battle Alzheimer’s disease but my father who is still her 24-hour caregiver in their home, at the age of 83,” Rhoads said.

The 2011 Alzheimer’s Association Facts & Figures report, recently released, states in 2010, nearly 15 million family members and friends provided 17 billion hours of unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.  This care is valued at $202.6 billion. Although caregivers report positive feelings about care giving, including family togetherness, they also report high levels of stress.  Many times the caregivers may begin having their own general health issues and become higher risk for chronic diseases as they sometimes neglect their own well-being in order to maintain the care to their loved one. 

“I am excited to help the Alzheimer’s Association with the second annual Alzheimer’s Association - A Ride to Remember event.  The benefits of this motorcycle ride will help fight a disease that afflicts countless Americans, including my mother Mary, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease over 10 years ago,” Rhoads said. 

“My hope is we have hundreds of motorcycles out on the streets of Ames, helping me raise awareness for the millions affected by this disease.”

Join Rhoads, Ames Hy-Vee stores, 95 KGGO, ABC 5 and Zylstra Harley Davidson, on Sunday, May 22 at the south end of Jack Trice Stadium.  Registration is $25 per person and includes an event t-shirt and BBQ dinner following the ride with Rhoads through Central Iowa.  Pre-register online at, by calling (515) 440-2722, or register at the event.  Day-of registration and a meet & greet with Coach Rhoads will begin at noon with the ride at approximately 1 p.m.  All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

For more information regarding this event or local services provided by the Alzheimer’s Association call (515) 440-2722 during business hours or at 1-800-272-3900.

More on Football
The Team
Head coach Paul Rhoads | Staff
Roster | Weekly Release | Depth Chart
Alphabetical Roster | Numerical Roster
Media Guide | Big 12 Standings | Gameday

Jack Trice Stadium
Bergstrom Indoor Training Facility

Social Media
Twitter | Facebook

Historical Information
Archives | History | Records

Miscellaneous Links
Camps | For Recruits | Gridiron Club
Walk-On Tryouts

Gameday Fan Feedback
Cyclone Connections
Cyclone Sidebar
Farm Strong Slider
Cyclone Spotlight
2:00 Timeout
U.S. Cellular Text the Coach
Sweet Caroline
Fight Song