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 seven years, The Ride has raised over $2 million, funding 21 research grants and 3 movement disorder fellowships. In 2014 alone, the ride has raised more than $307,000! We are still accepting donations throughout the end of the year. Please click the donate now button above to make a contribution to Jake's Ride.
For more information, contact Deborah Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-682-9900.