Pedaling to preserve memories down under with Dave and French Fry

Photo of David Adam on a road in Canada

Dave Adam continues to be a champion for Alzheimer’s disease research. Dave is a Wisconsin man who cycled across Canada last year to help raise funds for Alzheimer’s disease programs at UW–Madison. This year he’s going down under to Australia with his pal French Fry and plans to bike 2,500 miles to support the UW Initiative to End Alzheimer’s.

The bike ride Dave has mapped out spans from Sydney to Perth and funds raised will support continuous research on Alzheimer’s disease and related memory disorders, programs that provide learning opportunities to dementia care professionals and scientists-in-training in and around Wisconsin, research programs that are committed to building awareness, advocacy and solutions for the significant health disparities facing underrepresented groups, and much more.

Dave will begin his adventure in mid-April and expects to finish the route within a month. You can follow along with Dave’s journey and donate to his fundraiser on his blog “Pedaling to Preserve Memories.”

A champion cyclist who previously biked across the United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand and Canada, Dave is also a Community Champion for The Future Needs Us Now – The Campaign for Wisconsin Medicine.

Community Champions needed

Does Dave’s dedication inspire you? Become a Community Champion today and help support Alzheimer’s disease programs at UW–Madison. Visit the webpage to get started.

For more information, please contact Steve Ramig, senior director of development. Call him at (608) 308-5255 or email him at

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