A Motorcycle Ride For Mental Health (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

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August 31, 2013 Updated Aug 31, 2013 at 7:40 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) – Lucky Harley Davidson teamed up with Summit City Nursing and Rehabilitation to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association.

About 50 motorcyclists met up at Lucky Harley Davidson Saturday afternoon for the benefit ride. Each person who participated made a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Organizers say events like this are so important because Alzheimer’s disease touches so many people, and affects so many lives.

“One in three seniors, that's one in three seniors is going to have Alzheimer’s or some related dementia so that's going to touch every family and so we need to find not only a way to support those folks, but to find a cure,” said Julie Tutwiler with the Alzheimer’s Association.

The Alzheimer’s Association is hosting a walk at the end of September, and they hope to coordinate with Harley Davidson again next year for another ride.

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