Konica Minolta Raises $125,000 for Alzheimer’s Research

Company Tops Final Fundraising Leaderboard in Ride to End ALZ for Second Consecutive Year

Ramsey, NJ, (October 24, 2023) Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced the final fundraising results through its participation in the Alzheimer’s Association Ride to End ALZ. The ride was held Saturday and Sunday, August 26 and 27, with additional fundraising through the month of September to further support the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

Again this year, Konica Minolta engaged its employees and dealers to raise awareness and donations. The company matched the first $20,000 in employee donations and raised 84 percent of its $150,000 goal. A total of $125,268 was raised through more than 700 donations and 98 riders, with 100 percent of these funds going toward research to find a cure.

For the second year in a row, Laura Blackmer, President, Dealer Sales, was the event’s top fundraiser, raising a total of $24,580. Her “REV’D UP II” team was again the top team, with 31 members bringing in $66,684. Many Konica Minolta dealers participated in the event by forming teams and making sizable donations.

Riding teams:

  • Ameritek
  • Blue Technologies – Ohio
  • Copier Fax Business Technologies
  • Digital Office Systems
  • Edwards Business Systems
  • Komax
  • Novatech
  • Precision Duplicating Solutions Inc.
  • The Swenson Group
  • Virginia Business Systems


  • AIS
  • Abadan
  • Atlantic, Tomorrow’s Office
  • Bodnar Sales and Service
  • Budget Document Technology
  • Caltronics National
  • Datamax
  • DEX
  • Document Solutions, Inc.
  • Function4
  • Hungate Business Services
  • T. Ray Company
  • Marco
  • Novatech
  • Pacific Office Automation
  • Plus Inc.
  • Royal Office Equipment
  • Systel
  • The Lang Company
  • Topp Business Solutions
Konica Minolta employees and dealer partners united in an incredible show of support for Alzheimer’s research by participating in the annual Ride to End ALZ. More than $125,000 was raised for the cause, with Konica Minolta topping the final fundraising leaderboard for the second consecutive year.

“Once again, we experienced the power of our employees and dealer partners uniting in an incredible show of support for such a worthy cause, with generous donations and participation by riders on stationary bikes in spin classes, on Pelotons and on outdoor rides,” said Blackmer. “The importance of every dollar going toward research cannot be overstated, as we continue to make remarkable strides. Through the Alzheimer’s Association’s work, we can now diagnose the disease earlier than ever before – prior to patients even beginning to exhibit symptoms – giving them an enormous lead on the disease by starting treatments and drug therapies to slow its progression and improve their quality of life. I am so proud of our Konica Minolta community for their support and cannot thank everyone enough for being a part of this event.”

By participating in the Ride to End ALZ, Konica Minolta, its employees and dealer partners fueled support services and cutting-edge research to change the trajectory of Alzheimer’s disease. Each dollar raised helps advance research toward the first survivor of Alzheimer’s and provides help for those facing dementia today.

View a recap video with participant photos here.

Konica Minolta thanks everyone who has contributed to the Alzheimer’s Association Ride to End ALZ. Learn more about the organization and upcoming events here.

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.’s (Konica Minolta) journey started 150 years ago, with a vision to see and do things differently. The company innovates for the good of society and the world. The same purpose that kept it moving then, keeps it moving now. Konica Minolta aims to partner with clients, Giving Shape to Ideas by supporting their digital transformation through its expansive Intelligent Connected Workplace portfolio. Its business technology offerings include IT Services, intelligent information management, video security solutions and managed print services, as well as office technology and industrial and commercial print solutions. Through its ongoing work, the company is fortunate to be continuously recognized for its products and services. This includes, but is not limited to being included on CRN’s MSP 500 list numerous times; named a finalist in the IT Software Category by The World Technology Awards; recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys and presented with Keypoint Intelligence’s BLI 2021 A3 Line of The Year and BLI 2021-2023 Most Color Consistent A3 Brand Awards for its bizhub i-Series.

Sustainability also continues to be a key driver for the company. As such, Konica Minolta Inc. has spent six years on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list. For more information, please visit Konica Minolta online and follow its accounts on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Konica Minolta Contact

Maggie Grande

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

+1 551-500-2659