270-4-ML's Fundraising Page (2011)

Riding for Mary Lou, Riding to Beat ALS

<h1>270-4-ML's Fundraising Page (2011)</h1> This summer, we are riding 270 miles in honor and in memory of Mary Lou Watkins to find an effective treatment for ALS.


Mary Lou-- our mother, wife, and friend-- was diagnosed with ALS in August, 2009, and lost her battle with the disease on January 23, 2011.

ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord, first causing muscle weakness and ultimately affecting speech, swallowing, and respiratory function. ALS is usually fatal within 3-5 years-- or more quickly, as was the case for Mary Lou-- and there are NO effective treatments. Please RIDE, VOLUNTEER, or DONATE to the Tri-State Trek to support the work of the ALS Therapy Development Institute, the world's largest ALS research center.

Please check out this VIDEO to learn more about why we ride.

"Like" Team 270-4-ML on Facebook

ALS is not incurable; it is underfunded!

You might be wondering what the story is with the thumbs-up in our logo. It's certainly a "thumbs up" to crushing ALS, but it's also the way Mary Lou communicated during her last few months. She had completely lost her speech and most movement, but was able to give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down to yes or no questions.

Donations


$24,635.00

$30,628.00

  • Anonymous $1,295.00

    From the Uncontrollable Ska Supernova Expeditionary Force

  • Johnson Johnson $1,200.00

  • The Trust $1,000.00

  • Laura Sarricks $600.00

  • Jon Gardner $500.00

    In honor of Mary Lou.

  • Richard Hallock $500.00

    kuddos to the sweat equity you put in this weekend! Congratulations!

  • J Brattan Camille $437.00

    From NHLS-C

  • Paul Couzelis $400.00

    Go team! Our thoughts will be with you and the memory of Mary Lou.

  • Linda Eaton $350.00

    From your Jill Drive Neighborhood

  • Anonymous $337.00

  • J Brattan Camille $303.00

    From NHLS-C

  • Lindsay Zaleski $300.00

    Love to you all. Thank you so much.

  • James Booth $270.00

    $1 for each mile

  • Stephanie Risk $250.00

    For Mary Lou Watkins! Go Team....270 miles!! Pedro and Stephanie

  • Robert E. Moll Gray Matter Entertainment, LLC $250.00

  • Latif Thomas $250.00

    Good luck Lint!

  • Amy Hallock $250.00

    And..We're off!

  • Amy Hallock $250.00

    Go Teamie !!!

  • Amy Hallock $250.00

    Don't you dare leave me in the dust!!

  • Donna Cummings $250.00

    Judy, thanks so much for doing this! My dad was only 64 when he died of ALS; you guys are doing a great thing!

  • Robert Watkins $250.00

    From the Hershey Lions Club - "We Serve"

  • Carolyn Lass $250.00

  • Hershey Aquatic Club $250.00

  • Robert Musselman $200.00

    I hope you make your goal, Park. Have a good ride!

  • Bruce Stronach $200.00

    Ganbatte Judy (look it up)

  • Melissa Cord $200.00

    Matt- I did not know your mother but it seems that she had an amazing spirit and she passed it on to her son!

  • Brendan Quinn $200.00

    good luck buddy. see if you can come pedal to afghanistan

  • Anna Ware $200.00

  • Anonymous $185.00

  • Nina Pennock $150.00

    In honor of MaryLou, best of luck in your ride and in reaching your fundraising goal to help conquer this terrible disease. Nina Pennock

  • Nicholas Brattan $150.00

    Good Luck, I recommend a good padded seat!

  • Elizabeth Lint $150.00

    Hope you don't get too sore!!!

  • Kimberly A Peters $150.00

  • Alexander Wong $150.00

    Juice it Captain. Best of luck man you're doing it for a good cause

  • Anonymous $150.00

  • Crystal Pools Inc $150.00

  • The transmission Works $150.00

  • Mr. Auto $150.00

  • jerry's conway $150.00

  • beverly Huber $150.00

  • Laura Llc $150.00

  • David A. $140.00

  • Judy Marshall $130.00

    Cash donations from: Jill Veilleux Andrene Raugh Patsy Belanger Chris Merkens Lori Cooley Pam Begin Kathy Roy Ariel Carloin Mark Nickerson

  • Andrea Boyer $122.89

    Good Luck! Be safe! Have Fun!

  • Judy Marshall $120.00

    Many thanks for cash donations from: Lisa&George Miller,Annette Albis, Sally Melcher, Carol Axtell, Kim Halley, Toni Cavanaugh, Gloria Guite

  • J Brattan Camille $110.00

    From NHLS-HS

  • Kirkland Gibson $103.00

    In memory of Mary Lou Watkins and in support of Team 270-4-ML. Kirk and Sally

  • Glenn Stump $101.00

    I see Ted and raise him $1. :-) Wax on, wax off! Feel the love, be safe, and have a great ride! xoxoxo

  • Owen Nelson $101.00

    ride hard ride safe have fun and grind out a hundred and one big ones for me

  • Ruth S MacNeill $100.00

  • Marjorie Musselman $100.00

  • Robin Dickinson $100.00

  • Adam Kravetz $100.00

    Ride Safe! Adam

  • Kathleen Ward $100.00

    Good luck with your ride, Parker. I am happy to support you in such a worthy cause.

  • Ann C. Kirkpatrick $100.00

    Judy, have a great ride!!

  • Anonymous $100.00

  • Katie Pomerantz $100.00

    Good luck! Much love!

  • Dean Bennett $100.00

  • William OConnell $100.00

    Good Luck!

  • Peter Habegger $100.00

    I love you.

  • Nancy Rogerson $100.00

    Good luck on your ride David! Nancy and Mark

  • Kathleen Smith $100.00

    We're with you all the way! Kathy and Phil

  • Dr. Kim M. Lane $100.00

  • Bruce Cunneen $100.00

    Good Luck!

  • Jerome Frank $100.00

    Have a good ride for a worthy cause.

  • Donald Hudson $100.00

    Ride Safe and have a great weekend

  • Theodore Stump $100.00

    Your family rocks ... best wishes and happy trails!

  • Susan Graham $100.00

    To my favorite team!!!

  • Gary Wilkins $100.00

    To my dear friend!! This is a wonderful event and a very worthy cause. I am very proud and happy for you. You totally rock!! Love from Sammi

  • Rebecca L. Feaster $100.00

    We'll be with you in thoughts and prayers. Have a safe ride! And in Mary Lou's memory...... you know we love you all. Jeff & Becky

  • Paul Swartz $100.00

  • Linda Eaton $100.00

    We admire your dedication.. ride safely! Ron and Linda

  • Kerry Hennessy $100.00

    Good luck in your ride Doug! Have fun and be safe!

  • Adam MacNeill $100.00

  • Kenneth Funk $100.00

    Excellent cause. You guys are awsome. Hope it does not rain.

  • Joshua Werner $100.00

    safe ride!

  • Carol Gallerizzo $100.00

  • Andrew MacNeill $100.00

  • Anonymous $100.00

  • David Miller $100.00

  • Ruth MacNeill $100.00

    Dear Matthew, we're so very proud to stand..and ride..with you in this fight against ALS. Love you, Ruth.

  • Ruth MacNeill $100.00

    Dear Becca, we're so very proud to ride with you to find a cure for this dread disease. Much love, Dad

  • Susan Sensi $100.00

  • Brian Montgomery $100.00

  • Owen Jones $100.00

    Thanks for riding Bob, Terry, Sharon and the entire team. - Pete

  • Virginia brattan $100.00

  • Virginia Brattan $100.00

  • Elizabeth Pratt $100.00

  • Caroline Montgomery $100.00

  • H Christina Connar $100.00

  • Betty Richards $100.00

  • Janette Murray $100.00

  • Edward G and Mary Lou Buchan $100.00

  • James R Justin $100.00

  • Chris Peterson $100.00

  • Nancy Zadravecz $100.00

  • Donna A Paradis $100.00

  • Janice A Buehler $100.00

  • Michael J Pasquarett $100.00

  • Kimberly Peters $100.00

  • Debra Crum $100.00

  • Helen Delbridge $100.00

  • Debra Wentworth $100.00

  • Daniel sweigart $100.00

  • Robert stahl $100.00

  • Daniel azzara $100.00

  • Steven glickstein $100.00

  • Charles raup $100.00

  • Deborah Fisher $100.00

  • Judy Marshall $95.00

    Many thanks for cash donations from Betty Marshall Johanna Bolduc Mark Albee Valerie Sugdon Michele Vigue Karen Walker Grace Lemar

  • Denise Geiger $75.00

  • Caitlin OConnell $75.00

  • jason miller $75.00

  • Ian Musselman $75.00

  • Robert Watkins $75.00

    John Street

  • Robert Frank Huber $75.00

    John Street

  • Kristen Dennis $75.00

    Good Luck!!!!

  • John homich $75.00

  • J Brattan Camille $70.00

    From GGT

  • Judy Marshall $70.00

    Many thanks for cash donations from: Barb MacDonald Katherine Wallace Shirley Dugay Young Liz Herrington Karen Babcock Kelly Sheets

  • Linda Comeau $65.00

    Have a great ride! Linda, Al & Buster

  • Judy Marshall $60.00

    Many thanks for the cash donations from: Sue Cole and Marilyn Doyle

  • Anonymous $60.00

    The Walsh Family

  • Susan Foisom $54.00

  • Matthew Watkins $50.00

    from Ashley Jacobson

  • Lindsay Watkins $50.00

  • Aimee Sonderman $50.00

    It was a honor to get to know your mom. She was an amazing lady. ~a friend from Milton Hershey

  • Ruth S MacNeill $50.00

    Stiles Family

  • Louise Nadeau $50.00

    Wishing you both great success in your ride and endeavor. Way to go - Lindsay's mom would be proud.

  • Dana Wickrowski $50.00

  • Kevin Stoehr $50.00

    Ride on team !!! Mary Lou will be riding with you.......all our love and support, Julie and Kevin Stoehr

  • Eileen Macready $50.00

    This is a wonderful way to honor your loved one!

  • Sandra Olney $50.00

    Have a great ride... I know you will supporting such an awesome cause! Best to you and the team, Sandy

  • todd miner $50.00

  • ALAN LAMBERT $50.00

  • Meghan Simone $50.00

    Thumbs up to you guys! I hope the 270 "smiles" go smooth and raise lots of awareness for ALS!

  • Richard Rust $50.00

    Best of luck Parker in your fund raising efforts in the Tri-State Trek this year to raise funds for the ALS-TDI. You go cuz :)

  • Bonnie Matthews $50.00

    Great effort for a great cause.

  • Stephanie Campbell $50.00

    Good luck, Parker!

  • Jessica Horan $50.00

    Good Luck Dave!

  • Nicole Crocker $50.00

    Matt and Becca, we were really touched and motivated by your video. We support you all the way! Love, Tom, Nicole and Alexandra

  • Gerard Mahoney $50.00

    Best of Luck! Gerry Mahoney.

  • John Dunn $50.00

    Good luck Big Guy!! The Dunn Family in memory of Vanessa Anne Dunn

  • Michael Still $50.00

  • Alanna Hall $50.00

    Good luck! Next year I'm joining :)

  • David Day $50.00

    Good Luck Little Dave

  • Margaret Young $50.00

    good luck

  • SHARON MOYER $50.00

  • SHARON MOYER $50.00

  • Vijay Patil $50.00

  • Jennifer Allahyarian $50.00

    Hi Doug - best of luck to you, Kate, Matt, and Becca!

  • Christine Gingras $50.00

    Christine & Tyler Gingras Go Team 270-4-ML!!!

  • Nancy Corney $50.00

    Thumbs up tp all of you!

  • Amanda Benkovic $50.00

    have a great ride everyone! love you! - Amanda

  • Laura Kettl $50.00

  • Kathleen Mansure $50.00

  • James Gildea $50.00

    Go Team 270-4-ML!

  • Mary Anne Zarefoss $50.00

    Happy Trails!

  • Shayleigh Dickson $50.00

  • Charles Lapage $50.00

    RIDE HARD BOYS

  • Charles Lapage $50.00

    WIN IT

  • Heather Roberts $50.00

    Awesome Aunt Ruth!

  • Erin Beals $50.00

    Best of Luck in reaching your goal!! Keep up the hard work!

  • Shaina Cohle $50.00

    Good luck, ride hard :)

  • Arlene Grosberg $50.00

    Good Luck David!

  • Gregory Caputo $50.00

    Kick ass & take names!

  • STACIE DECOCK $50.00

    In memory of Mary Lou. Go Team 270-4-ML! We're proud of you! Fred and Stacie

  • Tami Wagoner $50.00

    In memory of Mary Lou Watkins from the Wagoner Family.

  • Kyle Stauffer $50.00

  • Robert Felty $50.00

    I hope the ride goes well, Matt! May the bike bring you peace, happiness, and health!

  • James Parker $50.00

  • mary ellen hewins $50.00

    good luck Doug!

  • Hershey Lions Club $50.00

  • Sheila Vrana $50.00

    Congratulations on a super ride for a great cause in memory of a great lady

  • James R Justin AND Frances E Justin $50.00

  • Peggy Lightbody $50.00

  • Patricia Tatham $50.00

  • Frederick and Linda Sontheimer $50.00

  • Colleen Lewis $50.00

  • Patricia McEvoy $50.00

  • Kevin Stoehr $50.00

  • Joan Horn $50.00

  • Elsie Wilt $50.00

  • Hugh A and Eileen M Macready $50.00

  • John A and JoAnn C Fornadley $50.00

  • Deborah S Lutz $50.00

  • Roy L Smith $50.00

  • Michael Pavlides $50.00

  • Waldemar and Judith Kostrzewa $50.00

  • Kevin Stoehr $50.00

  • Jude D Charpentier $50.00

  • Richard F and Mary M Dague $50.00

  • Mary S Brenner $50.00

  • Gayle H Hamilton $50.00

  • Kirkland Gibson $50.00

  • Joe Kennedy $50.00

  • Michael Rice $50.00

  • Daniel Babiak $50.00

  • Patricia Bacon $50.00

  • Gary Montgomery $50.00

  • David P Wirick $50.00

  • Jill Siddall $50.00

  • Sean W Reading $50.00

  • Mary Dague $50.00

  • John Mallonee $50.00

  • Deborah Lutz $50.00

  • christine smith $50.00

  • Joyce Buerk $50.00

  • Mark jose $50.00

  • Terance fancy $50.00

  • Linda sommer $50.00

  • Bruce kiefer $50.00

  • Carlton hoke $50.00

  • kelly peffley $50.00

  • James John $50.00

  • Kent Herman $50.00

  • Jason Charpentier $44.97

    What is this, eBay? If its a bidding war you want, looks like I'm ahead now! Let's see those zebra stripes Oso...

  • Christine Swanson $44.96

    I'm out-bidding Jason so that Oso and his hair can be left alone... Good luck Jess!

  • Jason Charpentier $44.95

    Oso is also selling the opportunity to shave zebra-stripes on him for $44.95 per strip. I'm starting with 1 to see how it looks…

  • Anonymous $42.11

  • Ellen Fitzgerald Watson $40.00

  • Megan VanBuskirk $40.00

    good luck dave!

  • Lori Ogle $40.00

  • Douglas A Pike $40.00

    Good luck Bob, Terry and Sharon and families. You're obviously inspired!

  • Galen Goble $40.00

    You guys are incredible. Love yall.

  • Michael Hallock $40.00

    Matt, Galen and I want you to climb the John's Street hill!

  • J Brattan Camille $40.00

  • James Boulier $40.00

  • Karen Kurtz $40.00

  • Andy mccormick $40.00

  • Jordan Talbot $40.00

  • Casey Taylor $35.00

  • Laurie Bourgoin $35.00

  • Brian Cullin $30.00

  • Jake Forney $30.00

    GET AFTER IT!

  • Susan Crawford $30.00

  • Anne Weisheipl $27.00

    :) Good Luck Team!

  • Jim Farrar $25.00

  • Denise Breton $25.00

  • Lindsay Watkins $25.00

  • Kimberly Steward $25.00

  • Audrey D Clark $25.00

  • Rachel Freierman $25.00

  • Danielle B Owczarski $25.00

  • Casey Tucker $25.00

    Good Luck Judy! This is such a great cause. Have fun and stay strong.

  • Casey Tucker $25.00

  • jacqueline p. fournier $25.00

    Great cause participated by a great lady. Best!

  • Richard Hagen $25.00

    Parker, thank you for including us in your request--good luck on your ride and hope you are doing well. Rick and Debbie Hagen

  • Heather Crawford Flaherty $25.00

  • Elizabeth Burgess $25.00

    Beat ALS! Go Judy!

  • Paul Doody $25.00

  • Gus Szabronski $25.00

  • Terri Petroulis $25.00

    Go Judy!

  • Gillian Boni $25.00

  • David Brubaker $25.00

  • Amanda Lint $25.00

    Good luck little brother. Very proud of you.... don't get hurt

  • Roy Lupien $25.00

    Good luck Azure Eyes.

  • Catherine Rancourt $25.00

    Judy, you are a wonderful person to help out with this cause and fundraising. I am honored to be your friend.

  • elizabeth casarella $25.00

    so proud of you guys for doing this race!

  • Amanda Faul $25.00

    Good luck with your ride. We wish that we could be riding with you guys.

  • Amanda Lint $25.00

    every little bit helps... love you brodder

  • M. Robyn Mellin $25.00

  • Elizabeth Bauer $25.00

  • Gosian Sarah $25.00

    Good luck, Dave!

  • Ruth E Harris $25.00

    Way to go, Judy!! You inspire me!

  • Joseph Sambataro $25.00

  • Stephanie Giannotti $25.00

    Here is my unoriginal message...good luck! :) I hope my PT skills will come in handy when you can't move the next day!

  • Cynthia Brackin $25.00

  • Jessica Horan $25.00

    I saw you were only 25$ away so I just donated again. I'm all about helping ppl reach their goals.

  • Patricia Gillingham $25.00

    We will always miss you at the Penn State Pool!!

  • Anne DeMuth $25.00

  • lisa cherry $25.00

  • Jenn MacNeill-Traylor $25.00

  • Rebecca Craggs $25.00

  • Laura A Leuenberger $25.00

  • Rebecca Colwell $25.00

    Great cause, thanks Judy for your efforts

  • Derek Jurus $25.00

    Go Dr Mac! Love, Annabelle and Louisa J!

  • Elizabeth Reid $25.00

    Woohoo! Have a great ride!

  • Emily Brodsky $25.00

    Good luck Lindsay!

  • Amy McNeil $25.00

    Ride On!

  • cliff passuello $25.00

  • Colleen O'Regan $25.00

  • Mary Beth MacLean $25.00

    Good Luck my friend! Hope you and all of your family do well with the ride and thanks for fighting for a wondeful cause!

  • William Conlin $25.00

  • Brian Walker $25.00

    Good Luck!

  • Gregory A. Cironi $25.00

    Be careful out there Judy, have fun

  • Kathryn Gevitz $25.00

    Keep cool!

  • Anonymous $25.00

    The Russells

  • Victoria Wharton-Goodman $25.00

  • Leah Brogan $25.00

    Better late than never!

  • Laura barhart $25.00

  • David Hallee $25.00

  • Elizabeth Chadbourne $25.00

  • Jennifer Wing $25.00

  • Bertha Morin $25.00

  • Carol Mcdonald $25.00

  • Browncroft Neighborhood Association $25.00

  • Tammy Mcelfresh $25.00

  • Dolly Bashore $25.00

  • Nancy P Bowman $25.00

  • Nancy Williams $25.00

  • Bruce J Brown $25.00

  • Arlene Faul $25.00

  • Lionel jewelers $25.00

  • Robert larsen $25.00

  • Douglas Dohne $25.00

  • Michael gibbons $25.00

  • Thomas king $25.00

  • Linda weeks $25.00

  • Kelly rodrigue $25.00

  • Michael gibbons $25.00

  • Ronald dionne $25.00

  • Mary Seiverling $25.00

    Congratulation to Ruth Macneill on her great ride!!

  • Ruth MacNeill $25.00

    Good job 270-4-ML. Love Pastor Bill and Paula

  • Ruth MacNeill $25.00

    from Ginny of PSHMC Housekeeping and Matt & Erica Leilous: ride HARD!

  • $25.00

  • Lindsay Watkins $20.00

    From Angela Knight

  • Marc Hale $20.00

  • Michelle Mercier $20.00

  • Julia K Peck $20.00

    Good Luck Becca !!

  • Kevin Kettl $20.00

    GOOD LUCK ON YOUR RIDE!

  • Diane Petrizzi $20.00

  • Glenice Skelton $20.00

  • Robert Mchatton $20.00

  • Betty Raincourt $20.00

  • Kathleen kennedy $20.00

  • Swamy anantheswaran $20.00

  • Debby maguire $20.00

  • Mary marotta $15.00

  • J Brattan Camille $10.00

    From Sayumi Camille

  • Melissa Adams $10.00

    For all you do for others, it's the least I could do...

  • Joshua Napora $10.00

  • Kristin Riley $10.00

    Enjoy the ride :)

  • Dennis Simmons $10.00

  • Pamela Brown $10.00

  • Debra Berthiaume $10.00

  • Victoria burwell $10.00

  • Robert Watkins Hidden

  • Robert Watkins Hidden

  • Milton Camille Hidden

  • Debra Crum Hidden

    Bob, good luck on the bike ride! Deb & Doug

  • Velda Charpentier Hidden

    Have an amazing ride!

  • mary buchan Hidden

    Bob, I hope the ride went well!

  • Joslin Heyn Hidden

    Good luck Jess!

  • Lori Boyer Hidden

  • Monica Zhang Hidden

  • Catherine M Bell Hidden

  • Glenna Hazeltine Hidden

    Have fun! And good luck. Glenna

  • Heather Richardson Hidden

    Go Bob! We'll be cheering for you and smiling at our memories of Mary Lou.....much love, the Richardson Family.

  • Barbara Schaefer Hidden

    You know Mary Lou will be cheering you on... and so are we! Good Luck! Barb & John Schaefer

  • Patricia McCauley Hidden

    Hi Dave Good Luck-stay safe! Looking foward to hearing about your success. Love and hugs!!! Patty, Erin, Shaun and Adam

  • Jonathan Strohl Hidden

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  • Steve Harding Hidden

    Good man.. pack some sunscreen!

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  • elizabeth toder Hidden

    You go girl, Jess! Have a great ride.

  • James Bauer Hidden

    Thanks for the spaghetti. It was great. James