Follow Me's Fundraising Page (2012)

Riding for those who no longer can.

Welcome to the Team Follow Me fundraising page.

Many of you visiting this page are already familiar with the Tri State Trek, a 270 mile bicycle ride focused on ending ALS. ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis aka Lou Gehrig’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that leads to paralysis, due to the death of motor neurons in the spinal cord and brain. There is currently no known cause, cure, or effective treatment for the disease. This is the sixth year participating in the event since this horrible disease took my father. This year a close friend of mine, Pat Young has accepted the challenge to train and ride with team Follow Me from Boston to New York, and Rich Unis will be joining me again for the full 500 miles up and back. For those of you here for the first time, this is not just a ride to raise money, it’s a fight for the families we have met along the way. It’s a show of support for the victims of this horrible disease…and to me personally it is a tribute to my dad that he is still an influence in our hearts. I consider ALSTDI and its supporters an extension of my family, and we will go this distance and further to help this cause.

Thank you for your support.

The Rubenstein Family & Team Follow Me

The team name, Follow Me on the surface is a private acknowledgment to my father. The nickname was humorously bestowed upon my dad by some very dear family friends just due to his nature of always wanting to lead the group…understandably so as the father of 5 children. The story is simple, and still brings a smile to my mother’s face.

However, it is more than just a tribute. It’s about the life philosophy of do as I do. Do, not because anybody is watching, but because you know it makes a difference. Set the example, be something others aspire too. It’s about the support and encouragement you can offer at the very moment it presents itself. It is about unselfish extension of you, to help others…follow me…




  • Mike Rubenstein $1,008.36

  • American Foundation $1,008.00

  • Thomas Milantoni $1,000.00

    Good luck on your ride, this is a great cause. Your friends at idX

  • Mitchell Bernstein $1,000.00

    Your hard work and dedication has potential to improve the lives of many. Thank you and good luck on the hills.

  • Kenneth Rubenstein $1,000.00

    Go, Tho, Go!!!

  • Afzaal Akhtar $500.00

    Good luck on the trek Andy, I might be tempted to join you in the next year or two

  • Howard Harris $500.00

    Rareform Architectural Products, LLC

  • Deborah Watson $500.00

    Ride for the cure Andy....We support your efforts with ALS. Friends of VDI, Inc.

  • Capital Llc $500.00

  • Anonymous $360.00

    Your father left behind a truly good person, nothing is more positive than the reflection. All of our support and honor. Mario and Eric

  • Paul Hase $300.00

    Your fortitude, energy and good works inspire us all!

  • Joseph Hurwitz $300.00

  • Lena Lim $250.00

    Best of luck with the ride Andy!

  • Randall Huffman $250.00

    Keep on Truckin Patrick - A very worthy cause !!

  • David Vogel $250.00

  • Miriam Cutler $250.00

  • Kate Kuykendall $250.00

    From Kate + Provincial Store Fixtures, thinking of you in the next days-

  • Ronald Bern $250.00

  • Joseph Andose $250.00

  • Daniel Mills $250.00

    The only way I could be a "riding partner" is monetarily, because you'd never get me to ride 500 miles. In tribute to your Father.

  • Merck Partnership for Giving $250.00

  • gary rudoren $200.00

    Go Andy, Go Andy! We're with you all the way! The Rudorens of Brooklyn (soon to be The Rudorens of Jerusalem)

  • David Shoemaker $200.00

    I'm with you all the way!

  • Pia Mariani $200.00

  • Doris Gordon $200.00

    Dear Andy have great trip we l love you Doris & Jack

  • Joan Hulkower $150.00

    Dear Andy, We are always glad to be able to support this important cause and your commitment in memory of Stan. He would be very proud.

  • sidney freedman $150.00

    Andy have a great ride in memory of a great friend Nancy and Sid

  • Audrey Whittington $150.00

  • Donald Esslinger $150.00

  • stephanie cutler $150.00

    Way to go Andy! You get a bit older (as do we all), but never waiver in your commitment to this cause. I'm so impressed! Cuz Steph & fam

  • Alice Borowsky $150.00

    You go team Follow Me. Wishing you all a safe and easy ride. Al, Joe, Zack, Jake and Rachel

  • Andrew Cooper $150.00

    ASI is proud to be a part of this good cause.

  • Matthew Henebry $150.00

    Good Luck Pat!

  • Norman Beatty $150.00

  • Melissa Rubenstein $130.00

    We are so proud of you and are happy to be a part of this amazing event. Love, Lauren and Brae:)

  • David Cunningham $100.00

    Good luck Andy - The Cunningham Family

  • Seth Hulkower $100.00

    Andy - Keep at it. I have fond memories of your father at Candlewood Lake. Seth

  • ISHWAR VASWANI $100.00


  • John Tatar $100.00

    Go Uncle Pat!!

  • mindy alpert $100.00

    happy to support you and this are doing an awesome job!!!! best of luck :)

  • William Moss $100.00

    Pat, I expect a record time from you this year. Bill

  • Beth Caesar $100.00

    Good Luck, Andy! We're so happy to support you and this cause! The Friedberg Family

  • Vincent DiMattia $100.00

  • Nancy Tassiello $100.00

    Andy Good Luck! Nancy & Ed AXG

  • Robert Twillmann $100.00

    Great Job Patrick! Keep the wheels spinning buddy!

  • Dana Miller $100.00

    What a wonderful tribute to your dad. Thank you for your efforts in helping to eradicate this horrible disease. Best of luck with the ride.

  • Marianne Morrison $100.00

    So proud to be a part of this special event. Go Andy!!

  • Daniel Hulkower $100.00

    In honor of Andy and with warm memories of Stan.

  • Matthew Boykin $100.00

    I just love a man in uniform !!!

  • Lori Gilliar $100.00

    Ride on, Ruby.

  • Myra Lesser $100.00

  • Robert Plotkin $75.00

    Have a Turkey and Chopped Liver sandwhich from Harry's before you ride.

  • Kenneth A Stolls $50.00

    Good luck in raising $ for research & a cure. My friends father passed from ALS. Such a horrible "sentence". You are all an inspiration!!!

  • james konicek $50.00

    Rubia Good luck - It is quite the challenge From an old friend

  • Lori Lefkowitz $50.00

    Andy, Thinking of you and cheering you on from afar. Love, Lori and Kenny

  • dean gordon $50.00

  • David Welford $50.00

    I am honored to help and support you with your worthy cause and effort, Andy.


    Good luck Andy - We hope and pray that some day there will be an end to ALS!!! This is such a great tribute to your Dad! Thinking of you!

  • David Kolkka $50.00

  • Sandra Lefkowitz $50.00

  • Jason Fenton $50.00

    Here you go bud. J-

  • Renee Haber-Schwartz $50.00

    Because you and I share a birthday, you have always had a special place in my heart. Ride on, old friend!

  • Deborah Ferrell $50.00

    Good for you! I'm impressed,

  • Richard Chin $50.00

  • Kelly Austin-Rolo $50.00

  • Deborah Walder $36.00

    Ride like the wind! Your efforts are amazing!

  • Richard Abrahamian $25.00

    Patrick...Best of luck to you and your team!

  • Sean Coakley $25.00

    It's a wonderful thing you are doing...

  • Ruth Anne Rubenstein Hidden

    Your father would be so very proud of you and I'm sure he's smiling at your dedication to his memory and to the cause! Mom

  • Heather Barninger Hidden

    Andy - Good luck on your ride and reaching your goal! Tim Kossbiel & Your friends at Capitol Light

  • Patrick Boyle Hidden

  • brett bern Hidden

    Pam, Brett, Jake & Dylan wish you an easy ride. Go Uncle Kranky.....

  • Ken Stolls Hidden

    Go get 'em!!!

  • Simon Atlas Hidden

    For Team "Follow Me" Congrats Andy - your dad would have been proud of you

  • Steven Rubenstein Hidden

    Go Tho Go!

  • Ken Stolls Hidden

    good luck!!

  • Ellen Johnson Hidden

    Congratulations Andy! What a great undertaking. Wishing you all the best, From your friends at Fusion!

  • Ari Antonelli Hidden

    You inspire us. Good luck

  • Matthew Bittner Hidden

    Have a great ride!

  • David Paseltiner Hidden

    In support of you and your commitment. Awesome.

  • Andrew Trachtenberg Hidden

    Good luck Andy. We will be riding with you (at least in spirit)

  • Jay Lefkowitz Hidden

    We are behind you- Jay, Lisa, Noah & Levi

  • Karen Berube Hidden

    Great thing you are doing Andy! Ride on! KVB