Breen Bannon's Fundraising Page (2013)
Riding for those who no longer can.
It is with great pleasure that Team Bannon is expanding this year to include a total of eight people who are riding from Boston to New York in the Tri-State Trek. In recognition of this expansion, we are broadening our team name to Crush ALS/Team Bannon.
The 270-mile, three-day event benefits ALS-TDI, a Boston-based non-profit that is leading research into finding a treatment and cure for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. By supporting me you can bring hope and a future to not only the people with ALS today, but to the people who will be diagnosed next, and next,and next.......
ALS stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, neurodegenerative disease that causes the motor neurons to die, resulting in total paralysis, usually in two to five years, while the brain stays lucid. Althoughit's been 70 years since Lou Gehrig quit the Yankees because ofALS,the medical community still has no idea what causes it. Even worse, there is no treatment and no cure.
Team Bannon began in 2009 after Lisa and Breen Bannon lost their brother, Chuck, to ALS after a three-year battle. We vowed to continue riding until we raise enough money to find a cure or treatment. Last year,Hugh Macdonnell, whose mother-in-law is afflicted with ALS, joined our team for the first time.This year we are expanding further as the word spreads about this challenging ride that has done so much to raise awareness and funding for ALS research.
Thank you all for your ongoing support of my efforts on behalf of ALS-TDI. I truly believe we are making a difference in the battle to end this cruel disease.
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