Chris West is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and resides in Holly Springs, North Carolina with his wife, Heather, and sons Brady and Trevor. He also has two grown children, Caitlin and Zachary. He has worked in the pharmaceutical research industry for the last 22 years in numerous indications, including Alzheimer’s/dementia.
In 2012, Chris joined “Team in Training” with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to raise funds for blood cancer research while training for the San Francisco Marathon. Ever since, he has combined his passion for endurance events with fundraising for research advances and awareness in breast cancer (Team Edith), prostate cancer (Team Zero), and leukemia/lymphoma (TNT) while participating in numerous marathons, half marathons, and Ironman events.
I’m ‘All in’ in memory of my maternal grandfather, Davis Bruce Rowe, who passed due to Alzheimer’s in 2007. Being a UT grad who fundraises for disease research/awareness while participating in endurance events, I couldn’t ask for a more perfect fit than Pedal for Alzheimer's. I’m convinced that every dollar raised is getting one step closer to a cure. One of the dollars raised for 2019 Pedal for Alzheimer's may be the one that provides that breakthrough.