My name is Conrad Jaconette, and I am a sophomore at Western Kentucky University. I am pursing a degree in Biochemistry with a pre-medicine concentration.
I am honored to be a part of the 2017 Bike4Alz ride. Alzheimer's has affected my family, along with the 5.4 million Americans suffering with this disease. My great-grandparents took care of me during the day when I was young. I smile with the memories of making homemade forts and eating tater tots with them. My great-grandparents quickly forgot all our shared memories I hold dear. They soon also forgot who I was. My great-grandfather spent the last 4 years of his life in a rest home because of Alzheimer’s. He forgot who every member of his family was and eventually forgot who he was.
I am determined to help in any way I can to prevent this disease from harming other families around the world. I am excited to bike from coast to coast in order to raise money and awareness in hope of finding a cure for Alzheimer’s. With the money raise going straight to research, I am excited to end Alz.