Vincent Crescenzo's Fundraising Page

Riding for those who no longer can.

<h1>Vincent Crescenzo's Fundraising Page</h1>

Dear Friends and Family,

On June 23, and for the seventh year in a row, I will be participating in the Tri-State Trek, riding my bicycle 280 miles over three days From Boston to Greenwich, CT, along with hundreds of other riders.  The purpose of the Trek is to defeat ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  The funds raised go directly to ALS-TDI, a research facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that is on the cutting edge toward slowing down, stopping and eventually finding a cure for this most horrific disease. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.  As a result, virtually all the muscles in the body atrophy, leaving its victim completely paralyzed.  While all the cognitive abilities remain intact, death is inevitable, often over a period of a few years.

My involvement in this cause is personal, as I will be riding in the memory of and to honor at least thirteen people, some of whom have passed as a result of ALS and others who are battling the disease.  My cousin lost a dear friend and colleague, Dave Pohl.  Two colleagues of mine have family members, Debbie and Uncle Buzz, who have lost their courageous battle with this disease. A friend from Facebook lost her father, Peter.  Then there’s Micheal, Don, Chickie, Celzo, Larry, Carol, Dale and Debra. 

I rode my first Trek to honor the memory of a friend and neighbor, Frank DeGeorge who passed on May 11, 2011.  Frank was a good man; a family man who was very involved in his community.  He was strong and kind, always ready to help.  Throughout his battle, Frank never lost his trademark sense of humor; he was always quick with a joke.  Frank stayed strong to the end, displaying a level of courage that I could only hope to achieve.  All thirteen names will be on the back of my jersey as I cross the finish line.

I have committed to raising $2,500.  I’ll do the hard part.  I’ll push my 68 years old body over the three day, 280 mile journey.  After the successful completion of this Trek, with your help, we will have donated more than $18,500 and I will have ridden my bike 1,960 miles (plus a few thousand miles in training each year) to help find a cure so that no one and no family will have to face the horror of ALS again.

Please find it in your heart to donate ANY amount toward this cause; every dollar helps.  Simply click on the following link and follow the directions.

http://tst.als.net/4frank

Thank you for your generosity.

 

For Frank, and all those affected by ALS, 

Vince Crescenzo

http://tst.als.net/4frank

vinnyc@hvc.rr.com

(845) 978-7244

Donations


$2,500.00

$4,050.00

  • In memory of Dave Pohl. $560.00

    Thank you, Vinny. You amaze and inspire!

  • In memory of John F. Moran $280.00

    Ride like the wind, Vinny!

  • The DeGeorge Family $250.00

    Thank you, Vince, for all you do! Love, Lori, Christina, Frankie and Eden.

  • Don Daniels $250.00

    Thanks Very much Vince

  • Jessica hart....thanks for all you do $200.00

  • Patti and Frank Pedagno $200.00

    Good Luck Vinny, you make us very proud.

  • Bill Siegel $100.00

    Good Luck Vince. Kick butt.

  • M Toni Gelfer $100.00

    Great work Vincent..proud of you!

  • Bill and Siobhan Baines $100.00

    Keep those sprockets spinning Vinny!!

  • Carol Harell $100.00

    Have a good ride for a great cause.

  • Maureen Ryan $100.00

    Always so proud to call you my friend! Ride safe!

  • Mary Fillingham $100.00

    Go get 'em Vinnie!

  • Marty and Linda Dlugatz $100.00

  • Linda F. Seligson $100.00

    Vince, you are amazing! I hope to meet you one day!

  • Bill Stelz $100.00

    Go gettem' Vince!

  • Suzanne & Ken Eastwoood $100.00

    A great and caring friend!!!! Who else would do this year after year?

  • Kathleen and Rick $100.00

    Have a good day

  • Chris & Laura Keller $50.00

    Thank you Vince!

  • June and Bob $50.00

    Ride, Vinny, Ride!! Great job, once again!!

  • Jeff and Debbie Brain $50.00

  • Copes $50.00

  • Carol Gillen $50.00

  • James & Victoria Crescenzo $50.00

    Good Luck Vinnie Safe Travels Jimmy & I are with you all the way.

  • Andy Warren $50.00

  • Joan Markos $50.00

    Thank you for riding for my friend Debbie and for all the others.

  • The Connolly Family $50.00

    In remembrance of your departed comrade!

  • Linda Douthart $50.00

  • RoseMarie Mastrocola $50.00

    You are still my hero! Way to go, Vince!

  • Sandra Forna $50.00

    Thank you for putting my son, Larry's name on your shirt last year. Thank you Vince for continuing to fight for a cure. XO

  • Godwin Family $50.00

  • Irene Stover $50.00

    Better late than never! (my donation)

  • Gina Bess $50.00

    Thanks for what you do for this great cause !

  • Tina Guerrera $50.00

    Ride On Vince! Thank you for all that you do for this cause.

  • Doug Hulle $50.00

  • Louisa Ingrassia $25.00

    Pedal pal pedal! You're a great friend to remember a great friend!❤️

  • Mitchel S Swersky $25.00

  • Anonymous $25.00

  • Beth Mindes $25.00

  • Laura West $25.00

  • Linda Baratta $25.00

    For you Aunt Isabelle.

  • Laura West $20.00

  • Fred Cook Hidden

    Go get them Vince

  • Christine Hidden

    You amaze me with your stamina and dedication! You rock!

  • Bobby & Susie (Ippolito) Steakin Hidden

    Good luck on the ride Cuz. Hope you have great weather!!

  • Susan Garrett Hidden

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