Jake’s Ride for Dystonia Research
500,000 people in North America suffer from dystonia.Jake's Ride for Dystonia Research originated in 2007 in honor of Jake Silverman, a young boy from Short Hills, NJ who was diagnosed with dystonia at the age of 10. While not widely known, dystonia is an incurable neurological movement disorder that affects more than 500,000 people in North America – one third of whom are children.
One third of them are children.
Including one special boy in our community.
You can help!
Every year, Jake’s Ride brings together more than 1,000 individuals from in and around the Short Hills community to support dystonia research – and this year was no exception! The outpouring of support we received for the 6th Annual Jake’s Ride for Dystonia Research was truly remarkable! This year, we had a record number of attendees and raised almost $350,000 for dystonia research! However, none of this would have been possible without the generous individuals who supported Jake’s Ride by participating, volunteering and sponsoring this great event.
So on behalf of Jake’s Ride, The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation, and the Silverman Family, thank you for supporting the 6th Annual Jake’s Ride for Dystonia Research! It is only because of individuals like you, who donate their time and money to support Jake’s Ride, that we have been able to raise more than $1.6 million dollars and fund 17 research grants and a fellowship over the last 6 years.
Go the Extra Mile to Help Kids Like Jake Live a Full and Active Life
Join The Ride!
If you were not able to join us for Jake’s Ride this year, the good news is that you can still help!
While our primary 2013 Jake’s Ride fundraising event may be over, we will continue to host additional fundraising events and accept donations to support the Jake’s Ride mission throughout the year.
Hot Off The Press!
We’re so honored by the support Jake’s Ride has received from individuals across around the nation: