Jake's Ride for Dystonia Research began in 2007, when a young boy named Jake Silverman was diagnosed with early onset childhood dystonia. After hearing Jake's story, a neighbor and father of one of Jake's classmates, David Gardner, came up with the idea to create a bike ride that would raise awareness and needed funds for this disorder. In 2008, The Silverman Family came to the Foundation along with David Gardner, and working together, launched the first Jake's Ride for Dystonia Research to help children and adults, like Jake. In six years, The Ride has raised over $1.6 million, funding 17 research grants and 1 movement disorder fellowship. In 2013 alone, the ride has raised a record breaking $350,000 and is still accepting donations until the end of the year.
Click here www.jakesride.org to Ride, Volunteer and Support Jake!