My name is Trent Erps and I am a junior finance major with a minor in economics at Western Kentucky University and am originally from Louisville, KY.
Alzheimer’s disease has been an ongoing struggle for my family ever since my grandmother was diagnosed in 2007. I have seen the effects that Alzheimer’s can cause on not only the individuals who suffer from the disease, but how it impacts the diagnosed's family, friends and caretakers. Almost a decade later my grandmother (Tina Tabler) continues her fight against Alzheimer's. But without knowledge or treatment options for this disease, her progression through the stages of Alzheimer's will continue to be an emotional burden for me and my immediate family. Giving hope for a cure to Alzheimer's through bike4alz gives me hope that we are nearing a time where families and individuals will have real tangible options in approaching this disease.