Konica Minolta announced the final fundraising results through its participation in the Alzheimer’s Association Ride to End ALZ. The ride was held Sunday, August 28, with an additional month of fundraising to continue raising funds for the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease.
With 100 percent of funds raised going to research to find a cure, Konica Minolta engaged its employees and dealers to raise awareness and donations. The company matched the first $15,000 in employee donations and raised 97 percent of its $100,000 goal through eleven nationwide teams.
Laura Blackmer, president, Dealer Sales, was the event’s top fundraiser, raising a total of $37,578. Her “Full Throttle” team was the top team, bringing in $60,080. Many Konica Minolta dealers participated in the event by forming teams and making sizeable donations.
“It was an amazing day and ride with all our participants, who rode both inside and outside in support of this amazing cause,” said Blackmer. “I am so proud of the money we raised to find a cure for this horrible disease that affects so many. A huge thank you to the riders, donors and to Konica Minolta for sponsoring this entire event. It has been a fantastic ride.”
By participating in the Ride to End ALZ, Konica Minolta, its employees and dealer partners fueled support services and cutting-edge research to change the trajectory of Alzheimer’s disease. Each dollar raised will help advance research toward the first survivor of Alzheimer’s and provide help for those facing dementia today.