270-4-ML's Fundraising Page (2012)

Riding for Mary Lou, Riding to Beat ALS

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.

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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


$23,350.00

$24,483.50

  • James Granger $1,000.00

  • Anonymous $750.00

    Thank you to all who came out to Wonderbar to support us at our kickoff fundraiser!

  • Judy Marshall $671.79

    From all the generous donors at Shaw's Supermarket, Portland, ME, who supported the Camille/Marshall fundraising event July 7.

  • Terence Faul $500.00

    Ride on Cap'n!

  • Lynn A Glancy AND Lynn E Glancy $500.00

  • Judy Marshall $465.00

    thanks to all the good people from Portsmouth NH who contributed June 22nd and 23rd.

  • Jody Camille $418.00

    Portsmouth LS donations

  • Kelli Huber $305.00

    I would like to thank the staff of Braintree Hospital who help and donated to ALS through the bake sale.

  • Daniel Azzara $300.00

  • J Brattan Camille $282.00

    Conway LS

  • J Brattan Camille $282.00

    Conway LS

  • Robert Watkins $250.00

  • Pedro Roca $250.00

    Go MacNeills and Watkins! Ride for the cure.

  • Robert Cord $250.00

    Good Luck!

  • Vincent Matturro $250.00

  • Mark Braun $250.00

  • David A. $250.00

  • J Brattan Camille $221.00

    NC Shaw's

  • Jody Camille $221.00

    NC Shaws

  • Robert Watkins $200.00

    Donations from the Hummelstown Flamingos and Hershey Aquatic Club Swim Meet - June 23, 2012. Thanks to the swimmers, coaches, and parents.

  • David Ingram $200.00

  • Kimberly Peters $175.00

    Keep on truckin' Bob!

  • J Brattan Camille $172.00

    NC Shaw's

  • J Brattan Camille $172.00

    NC Shaw's

  • mr. auto richard grondin $150.00

  • Nicholas Brattan $150.00

    New England Document Systems Team Sponsor

  • Robert Watkins $150.00

    Tax Preparation and Small Business Consulting

  • Robert Watkins $150.00

    Specialty Tours - Tours & Destinations for the Life-Long Learner - Located in Hummelstown, PA 17036

  • Bruce Stronach $150.00

  • Chris Cullari $150.00

    In memory of Mary Lou. Ride hard, friends.

  • Carol Gallerizzo $150.00

    Safe ride to all. You're in our thoughts. The Gallerizzo's

  • The Group $150.00

  • Christopher Gorton $135.00

  • judy marshall $127.00

    Donations received from fundraising at Shaw's Supermarket June 9, 2012. Thanks to all contributors!

  • Gail Forney $125.00

  • Hhs Club $105.00

  • J Brattan Camille $105.00

    From these generous WMCC supporters of the wine raffle: Tam , Denise , Marie, Sayumi , Frank , Mark , Katie, Kathy D, John D, Emily, Kathy E

  • aleks strub $100.00

    love you, your fight, and the wonderful mary lou

  • Marc Hale $100.00

    Good Luck on your ride

  • Kathleen Jones $100.00

    Tina, best of luck on the trek. Paul would be so proud and he will be right beside you cheering you on! Lots of love! Kathy

  • Nicholas Brattan $100.00

    Judy, I wish you well in obtaining your goal of riding for this beneficial cause. Stay well and be safe. Brother Nick

  • Kelli Huber $100.00

    Thank you John Griffin for your donation

  • Ronald Yerger $100.00

  • Kathryn Oregan $100.00

    Ride hard and have fun!

  • Sally Melcher $100.00

  • Tonya Wolfington $100.00

  • John Lunde $100.00

  • John Long $100.00

  • Paul Swartz $100.00

  • J Brattan Camille $100.00

    Good luck, stay safe, stay hydrated! Love, Nannie

  • Robin Dicckinson $100.00

  • Anonymous $100.00

    Fair saddles and following winds!

  • Anna Ware-Templeton $100.00

    All the best to you & your family in this event! May it be cooler this year & may the wind always be at your back! XO Anna & Willie

  • Rebecca Feaster $100.00

    More cowbells for you, in memory of Mary Lou! Have a good ride! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Jeff & Becky Feaster

  • Mary Dague $100.00

    We are happy to support you, Matt! The Dagues

  • Owen Nelson $100.00

    Ride hard, Ride safe, Have fun

  • Seth Bender $100.00

  • Waldemar Kostrzewa $100.00

  • Tiffany Rymoff-Linta $100.00

    Hope your ride is wonderful and without injuries!!!

  • Jesse Engle $100.00

    I'm sure you're making her so proud.

  • Anonymous $100.00

    From Uncle James Justin & Aunt Fran, Thanks for your donation!

  • Mary Elizabeth Hamsher $100.00

    WILL AND MARY WISH YOU SUCCESS IN YOUR RIDE. OUR PRAYERS WILL BE WITH YOU FOR A SAFE RIDE.

  • Paul Melson $100.00

  • Michael Hallock $100.00

    ride safe friends!

  • Laura Kennedy $100.00

  • Kirwan Magdamo $100.00

  • Philip Dwyer $100.00

  • Mary Parsons $100.00

    Congratulations on a great ride for a great cause.

  • David Miller $100.00

  • Debra Wentworth $100.00

  • Ed Wallace $100.00

  • C Goble $100.00

  • James Boulier $100.00

    Judy Good luck with your ride and we will be thinking of you. Jim & Brenda Boulier

  • Allen Johnston $100.00

  • Jennifer Swavely $100.00

  • Bill Justin $100.00

  • Gary Kephart $100.00

  • Daniel Sweigart $100.00

  • James John $100.00

  • Donna Paradis $100.00

  • ArcelorMittal Matching Gifts Program $100.00

  • ArcelorMittal Matching Gifts Program $100.00

  • J Brattan Camille $90.00

    From these generous WMCC supporters of the wine raffle: Jennifer, Paula, Martha, Pamela, Sylvie, Karen, Gretchen, Lisa

  • Cynthia Bauman $75.00

  • jason miller $75.00

  • Lindsay Watkins $75.00

    Thanks Leann Muzerall!

  • Jordan Talbot $75.00

    More cowbell!

  • Mark Jose $75.00

  • John Homich $67.50

  • Andy McCormick $60.00

  • Mary Jo Plunkard $56.00

    Good luck Tina on this great experience. So proud as always to be your sister!

  • William Morgret $54.00

  • A Bradford Wyman $50.00

  • A Bradford Wyman $50.00

  • Susan Collins $50.00

  • DAVID SAVAGE $50.00

  • Elizabeth Bridges $50.00

    A wonderful cause! Good Luck!!

  • Carol Silva $50.00

    good luck on your ride!

  • Barbara Schaefer $50.00

    For Mary Lou and Jen, Barb & John Schaefer

  • Marian Claman $50.00

    Good for you Hannah!

  • James Pirtle $50.00

    Good luck Tina. Ride like the wind!

  • Gay Wells $50.00

    Best wishes to Bob, Tina, Lindsay, Matt, and Dave. Stay safe! Gay and Elliott Wells

  • Michelle Gorden $50.00

    Good luck!

  • Gerald Donlan $50.00

    Best wishes!

  • Jillian Coggeshall $50.00

    Good Luck Becca and Matt!

  • Michele Claman-Garza $50.00

    Awesome Hannah!

  • Phyllis Weaver $50.00

  • Gary Poe $50.00

    See you there!!! WINE RAFFLE for 6 chances please!

  • Tami Wagoner $50.00

    Good Luck! Have an awesome ride for a wonderful cause!

  • Jane Cottonero $50.00

  • Colleen O'Regan $50.00

  • Alan Lambert $50.00

  • Kenneth Allwine $50.00

  • Matt Schlosser $50.00

  • James Watkins $50.00

    Have a great ride!

  • Anonymous $50.00

  • Cheryl Fackler $50.00

    Dearest Bob & family, May the wind be at your back as you ride in honor of Mary Lou. We'll be thinking of you this weekend!

  • Mary Flannelly $50.00

    Wine Raffle

  • Ruth MacNeill $50.00

    Thanks Adam for doing this. Ride hard.

  • Ruth MacNeill $50.00

    Thanks for doing this ride. Be safe

  • Ruth MacNeill $50.00

    Proud to ride alongside you in honor and memory of your Mom.

  • Ruth MacNeill $50.00

    Looking forward to riding with you.

  • Wendy Steiner $50.00

  • Nicholas Giver $50.00

  • Marylu Giver $50.00

    I know you can't ride, but have fun and raise lots of money for a good cause!

  • Karen Stuart $50.00

  • Anonymous $50.00

    Good luck and ride safe.

  • F Edward Geiger III $50.00

    Remembering Mary Lou Ed & Natalie Geiger

  • Minhui Haddad $50.00

  • Dana Wickrowski $50.00

    Good luck!

  • Robert Huber $50.00

    For the John St dynamo!!!

  • Robert Huber $50.00

    Great ride Kell---appreciate the dedication and sacrifice you put forth to this cause -- Marylou is looking down with pride----Mom/Dad

  • Brian Montgomery $50.00

  • Ali Jaffry $50.00

  • Ronald Dressler $50.00

  • Amanda Benkovic $50.00

    sorry i'm late, but i hope the trek went great! i love you & matthew so much! :)

  • Charles Kraihanzel $50.00

  • Patricia Peffley $50.00

  • Kevin Imes $50.00

  • George Evans $50.00

  • Judith Henning $50.00

  • Monica Moriarty $50.00

  • Theresa Stapleton $50.00

    God Bless! Good Luck and Be safe!!!!! All of you are in my prayers!!

  • Marilyn Redman $50.00

  • Krista Griffith $50.00

  • Lee Rader $50.00

  • Timothy Lewis $50.00

  • John Broschard $50.00

  • Roy L Smith AND Janet L F Smith $50.00

  • David Farmer $50.00

  • David P Wirick $50.00

  • Patricia Mcevoy $50.00

  • Stacie Decock $40.00

  • Frederick Sontheimer $35.00

  • Philip Ward $35.00

    Congrats on a great ride!

  • Carly Brown $30.00

  • John H Geiger $30.00

    Paul would be proud of you, and so are all his friends!

  • Miriam Sturgeon $30.00

    Best of luck

  • Laura Lynch $30.00

  • Susan Crawford $30.00

  • Michele Smith $30.00

    Go Tina!

  • Mary Santanna $30.00

  • Jean Hynicker $30.00

  • Magdamo Girls $30.00

  • Craig Cassel $30.00

  • Carlton Rodgers $30.00

  • Mary Smith $30.00

  • J Brattan Camille $28.00

    Portsmouth LS

  • Robert Watkins $27.00

  • Laurie Coleman $27.00

    Tina, What an awesome thing to do! Good Luck! it is quite a challenge. Laurie

  • Geneva Reeder $27.00

  • Jennifer O'Connell $27.00

    I'm guessing that the sling is preventing you from riding, but I still wanted to donate...

  • Christopher Martin $27.00

  • Craig Coble $27.00

  • Ronald Myers $27.00

  • Tyler Cram $27.00

    Parker - Incredible effort for an incredible cause. Here is a dime for every mile you covered on the Tri-State Trek.

  • Elizabeth Thorn $27.00

  • Lane Beitman $27.00

  • Steven Burk $27.00

  • Michael Spada $27.00

  • Louis Felice $27.00

  • Bernadette Bream $27.00

  • Karen Rolston $27.00

  • Kathleen Weber $27.00

  • Brian Johnston $27.00

  • Philip Boyer $27.00

  • Paul bauman $25.00

  • Faith Kimball $25.00

    Ride hard!

  • Robert F. Huber $25.00

    Thks -- Lindsay for your efforts on behalf your mom. Hunkel Bob

  • Robert F. Huber $25.00

    Thks Matt for riding to honor your mom. Hunkel Bob

  • Michael gibbons $25.00

  • Robert Frank Huber $25.00

    Have a good ride Bob

  • Gillian Boni $25.00

    Good luck Becca, Matt, and the rest of your crew!

  • Kyle Metzger $25.00

    For my uncle. Thank you.

  • Anne Hirsch $25.00

    Good luck, Becca!

  • Michael Gibbons $25.00

  • William Russell $25.00

  • William Russell $25.00

  • David Brubaker $25.00

  • Donald Woodburn $25.00

  • Joan Smith $25.00

  • Kimberly Steward $25.00

    three chances at the wine raffle:)

  • Rebecca Chubb $25.00

    Wine Raffle ...Good get 'em Matt!!!

  • Kevin Bennett $25.00

  • Sandra Eyer $25.00

    Good Luck Watkins Team!

  • Elizabeth Burgess $25.00

    We thank you and are impressed with your commitment to this worthy cause! Danny & Lisa

  • Stephen Fortado $25.00

    From Jan and Steve Fortado

  • Sloane Berman $25.00

    Go Hannah!!

  • Karen Ruddle $25.00

    Mary Lou was a fighter....we need to fight for a cure for ALS!

  • Lori Davison $25.00

    Good luck on your ride, Kelli!

  • Stephen Seaman $25.00

    Good luck Bob and team members!

  • Clifford Passuello $25.00

    GO, BOB, GO.....

  • Jacqueline Fournier $25.00

  • Moira McCarthy Stanford $25.00

    Go Lindsay! Wine raffle....!

  • Stefanie Bilger $25.00

    Your mom was a huge part of my life! I think of you and her often. My whole family wishes you luck with your ride!

  • Mary MacLean $25.00

    Good luck Kelli and family! Ride well- its a great cause!

  • Sara Gibson $25.00

    Best of luck!!

  • Danielle Hazard $25.00

  • Regina Carolan $25.00

    This is great that your doing this Laura for a good cause! Good luck!!

  • Daniel Beachler $25.00

  • Anonymous $25.00

    Go, Colin!

  • Karen Ocamb $25.00

    Dave, May your ride be short and the memories be forever.

  • Kelly Rodrigue $25.00

  • Susan Garcia $25.00

    Go Parker! You're a rockstar for doing this. This donation is also in honor of my cousin, Tim Paust, recently diagnosed with ALS.

  • Bethany Bergeron $25.00

  • Mary Cook $25.00

  • Joseph Plebani $25.00

  • Ryan Mitchell $25.00

    Do it big man.

  • Mary B Seiverling $25.00

  • Jason Krom $25.00

  • Nancy Belanger $25.00

  • Molly and John Martens $25.00

  • Betty Schlupp $25.00

  • Betty Schlupp $25.00

  • Robert Larsen $25.00

  • Cynthia Brackin $25.00

  • Tom Swavely $25.00

  • Karen Ruddle $25.00

  • Cole Family $25.00

  • Patricia Miedrich $25.00

  • Joe Kennedy $25.00

  • Douglas Dohne $25.00

  • Jean Chubb $25.00

  • James Williams $25.00

  • William Russell $25.00

  • William Russell $25.00

  • Philip Smith $25.00

  • Jeffrey Hurst $25.00

  • Heather Richardson $25.00

  • Erin Darr $25.00

  • J Brattan Camille $20.00

    Thanks to Julie Evans

  • Teresa Olsen $20.00

    Good luck Becca! From, T and Chad

  • Vijay Patil $20.00

  • Vicki Haake $20.00

    Best Wishes to you and the Team!

  • Kevin R St Gelais $20.00

  • Michael Goldsmith $20.00

  • George Zinkan $20.00

  • Jill Stiles $20.00

    Good Luck!

  • Jill Stiles $20.00

    Stay safe!

  • Pete Zandt $20.00

  • Gary James $20.00

  • Dennis Simmons $20.00

  • Bertha Morin $20.00

  • Hans Bauer $20.00

  • John Fioley $20.00

  • Chuck Sing $20.00

  • Gene Floyd $20.00

  • Ron Snavely $20.00

  • Patricia Edwards $20.00

  • Swamy Anantheswaran $20.00

  • Winifred Brown $20.00

  • Holly McKenna $20.00

    thank you all for riding for our MaryLou!

  • Stacy Kreitzer $15.00

    Have fun Tina!

  • Anonymous $15.00

  • Kathleen Kennedy $15.00

  • Nelson bauman $10.00

  • Kathleen Condon $10.00

  • Pamela Brown $10.00

    Good Luck. Thanks you for supporting a great cause!

  • Tammy Vashaw $10.00

    Wine Raffle

  • Lindsay Watkins $10.00

    From Sayumi Camille

  • Cliff Passuello $10.00

  • Krista Griffith $10.00

  • Claudia Dearborn $10.00

  • Rebecca Dunlap $10.00

  • Judith Tomko $10.00

  • Adyan Rios $10.00

  • Michael Persun Hidden

  • Debra Crum Hidden

    Bob and family, good wishes and safe travels on your 270 mile trek in support of ALS research and the memory of Mary Lou! - Deb & Doug

  • R P Musselman Hidden

    Parker, have a safe climb! Love you!!!

  • Jon W Gardner Hidden

  • David A Stuart Hidden

    Thanks for doing this in memory of Mary Lou so that others might survive this disesase

  • Linda Eaton Hidden

    Wishing you the best ride yet! Ron and Linda

  • Mary Buchan Hidden

    Bob, Hope your ride went well. Congrats to the team!

  • Adrian Timms Hidden

    $0.20 per mile. Have a fun ride! Dave - did you check if Hershey matches?

  • Michelle McGinnis Hidden

    Good Luck my friend.

  • Sharon Barlet Hidden

    What a great cause! Good luck Tina!

  • Michael Frick Hidden

    RIDE ON

  • Laura Kettl Hidden

    Good luck, Bec!

  • Bryan Simmons Hidden

  • Michael Gardner Hidden

    Bob, I know that you will make the 270! Regards, The Gardners

  • Chester Rose Hidden

  • Susan Nelson Hidden

    Good luck Tina! I am SO proud of you!

  • Emily Weir Hidden

  • Debra L R McKee Hidden

    Good Luck Tina!

  • Lori Boyer Hidden

    Good luck Bob!

  • Jessica Charpentier Hidden

    good luck on the big ride Lindsay! I'll be thinking of you.

  • Sherna Anthony Hidden

    Good Luck Watkins family!

  • Shaina Cohle Hidden

    Good Luck!

  • Shaina Cohle Hidden

    Good luck!

  • Suzanne Kuhn Hidden

    In memory of Mary Lou Watkins

  • Suzanne Kuhn Hidden

    In memory of Mary Lou Watkins

  • Kori Marchowsky Hidden

    Wishing you all a safe and wonderful journey.

  • Michael McCarthy Hidden

  • Jonathan Faul Hidden

    Good luck to all of the riders (and support squad!)

  • Thomas Foley Hidden

  • Amy Hauser Hidden

    Go, Ruth!

  • Allison Bloom Hidden

  • BJ & Jill Osevala Hidden

    In memory of Paul and Mary Lou.

  • Catherine M Bell Hidden

  • Shonas Kibbee Hidden

    Hope you raised a lot for your cause. Sorry I'm late donating; I saw Nathaniel mention it a while back and meant to donate then.

  • Joshua Etterman Hidden

    Good luck to everyone!