Crush ALS/Team Bannon's Fundraising Page (2013)

Never Give Up!

It is with great pleasure that Crush ALS/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.

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.

ALS stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, a 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 of ALS,the medical community still has no idea what causes it. Even worse, there is no treatment and no cure.

Crush ALS/Team Bannon began in 2009 after Lisa and Breen Bannon lost their brother, Chuck,to ALS at the age of 44after 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, Hugh has recruited five more riders - Steve Latimer, DaveCongdon, John Wilson, Dave Gilbert and JohnMcCarthy- who are taking up the challenge to raise funds and awareness for ALS research. Lisa's daughter, Nell, and Hugh's daughter, Betsy, will be volunteering on team crew!

Thank you for your support of our efforts on behalf of ALS-TDI. We truly believe we are making a difference in the battle to end this cruel disease.

Donations


$50,000.00

$84,738.00

  • Carol Latimer $10,000.00

  • The New York Community Trust $5,000.00

  • King Spalding $4,000.00

  • David Congdon $3,000.00

  • John McCarthy $2,793.00

  • Steve Silk $1,000.00

    great cause your a good man !

  • George Steinmetz and Lisa Bannon $1,000.00

    We are getting closer to finding a cure for ALS! Let's keep going... Here's to you, Chuckie.

  • Bonnie Rudzik $1,000.00

  • Jeffrey Hines $1,000.00

  • David Adelman $1,000.00

  • John Terrance $1,000.00

  • Peter Genz $1,000.00

  • Anthony Rothermel $750.00

  • Quentin Kuhrau $500.00

    Thanks for taking this challeng on! My dad passed away from this terrible disease.

  • Jonathan Mechanic $500.00

  • Stephen J Hansen $500.00

  • David Genovese $500.00

    Dave, you are great to do this. I lost one of my mentors in business to ALS....Julie and I are really happy to support you. Good luck!

  • Mark Gibson $500.00

  • Linda Sterling $500.00

    Lisa, you are an inspiration! Thinking of your brother and hoping they find the cure for ALS soon. And praying for good weather this year!

  • Anonymous $500.00

  • Anonymous $500.00

  • Sarah Borders $500.00

  • Graham Foster $500.00

    Thanks for your support!

  • ElaineA Bannon $500.00

    For Chuck.

  • Steven Kohn $500.00

    Good luck with this impressive trek. Great cause!

  • Seth Weintrob $500.00

  • David Confer $500.00

  • Margot Macdonnell $500.00

    The Macdonnell Family

  • John Morris $500.00

    Good on ya. AND GOOD LUCK!

  • William Streiber $500.00

  • William Foundation $500.00

  • Edward A $500.00

  • Boardman Rotary $500.00

  • Richard Pink $500.00

  • Kathryn Curnow $300.00

    Go Uncle Hugh! Thanks for riding for those that can't. We appreciate your effort more than you know. Love Kate, Al, Maddie & Riley

  • Luis E Barrios $300.00

  • Arthur Steinbeg $270.00

    good luck with the ride

  • Christopher Roman $270.00

  • Patricia Dickson $270.00

    Will be thinking of you this weekend. Good luck! Trish

  • Isam Salah $270.00

  • Cupcake Kids $255.00

    These are the donations from our bake sale. Thank you Glen Ridge commuters! Go Crush!

  • Cupcake Kids $255.00

    Thank you Glen Ridge commuters for buying our muffins and cupcakes to raise money for the Tri-State Trek!

  • Anonymous $250.00

    Good Luck Mr Latimer! Great cause. You planning to stop off at Providence College on the way? EH

  • Daniel Bumgardner $250.00

    Great cause, happy to support. Dave, good luck with the ride.

  • Charles J. and Joan Bannon $250.00

    In memory of Chuckie. With love, Dad and Joan

  • Chuck and Joan Bannon $250.00

    Go Breen! We donate in memory of Chuckie. Love, Dad and Joan

  • Greg Van Schaack $250.00

  • Elizabeth Bannon $250.00

    ......and the beat goes on....... With loving heart, Mom

  • Mason Stephenson $250.00

  • Michael Harrison $250.00

  • Anonymous $250.00

  • David Tetrick $250.00

  • Kathryn J Kranhold $250.00

    Go Lisa and team. Drink lots of liquids.

  • Timothy Goodwin $250.00

  • Lauren Silverman $250.00

  • Mark Hudspeth $250.00

  • Gregory B. Astrachan $250.00

  • Guy McLean $250.00

    Best of luck

  • Jonathan Dunlay $250.00

  • Stuart Williams $250.00

    great cause

  • C Kevin $250.00

  • Alan Polley $250.00

  • Michael Murray $250.00

  • Evelyn Moser $250.00

  • Richard Mayo $250.00

  • Kiwanis Youngstown $250.00

  • Charles Baughn $250.00

  • Brian K $250.00

  • Peter Drippe $250.00

  • Robert Inches $250.00

    Dave: This is a professional grade performance! In addition, this is an inspiring tribute to your brother. Congratulations, Rob and Jill

  • Julia Little $200.00

    Hey Steve! Good luck and rock on!

  • Elizabeth Dory $200.00

    From all of us --- xo Liz, Steve, Lane and Elliot

  • Lisa Addario $200.00

    Go team Bannon! Love, Joey & Lisa

  • Breen Bannon $200.00

    Let get this ride started!

  • C.S. Johnson III $200.00

  • Kim Rappaport $200.00

  • James Jr $200.00

  • Alessandra Galloni $200.00

    Go Lisa! Go Nell!

  • Fred Moran $200.00

  • Betty Anne Chapman $200.00

    Congratulations on a great ride Hugh! Love and thanks, Grandy

  • Robert Watson $200.00

  • Mark Simpson $200.00

    Great job Steve!

  • Timothy Hughes $200.00

  • Joseph Santon $200.00

    Jenn Moore. Hope your ride went well!

  • Carolyn Congdon $200.00

  • David G $200.00

  • Donna Nardone $200.00

  • Madcap Llc $180.00

  • Maureen Lee $150.00

    go steve go!! and be careful please.

  • Robert Weaver $150.00

    Have fun Dave. For a great cause. Don't let Gilbert and Macdonnell slow you down!

  • Timothy J Sickinger $150.00

    Great cause Dave! Happy to support you on this ride!

  • Anonymous $150.00

  • Robert Leonard $150.00

    Good luck Dave. Fabulous cause Lenny

  • Michael Hyun $150.00

  • Anonymous $150.00

  • Anonymous $150.00

  • Heidi Rosenfelder $150.00

    Go Lisa! All our love and best, Heidi & David

  • John Tavlarios $150.00

    Drink lots of water :)

  • Peter Duncan $150.00

  • Gary Inc $150.00

  • Ramage Inc $100.00

  • David Augustavo $100.00

  • M Virginia Wood $100.00

    Go Team Bannon! We'll be ringing our cow bells for you in Beantown. xoxo Gin

  • Prescott Romeyn $100.00

  • Kathleen Moran $100.00

    Dear Lisa, The Crush Team continues to inspire us. Good luck. Kathy and David

  • Nadya Kohl $100.00

    Crush it Team Bannon!

  • Gretchen Calhoun $100.00

    Lisa and Nell: You GO girls!

  • Anne Marie Squeo $100.00

    Lisa, So proud of you and Breen for continuing the fight. Keep peddling! --Anne Marie and Philip

  • Rawlings Leslie $100.00

    Nell and Lisa! You are the coolest "hitgirls"! Slezak Family

  • Andrew Gaillard $100.00

    Good work big boy.

  • Laurie Hays $100.00

  • Mark Cummings $100.00

    Good luck on the ride!

  • Douglas Metzler $100.00

  • Edward Henderson $100.00

    Great cause and thanks for asking Dave. Good luck! Ted

  • Andrew Thomas $100.00

  • Elizabeth Bannon $100.00

    .......and the beat goes on........ with loving heart, Mom

  • Thomas Gaillard $100.00

    Go Dave Go

  • Bruce Orwall $100.00

  • Arjun Krishnamachar $100.00

  • Lindsay Purcell $100.00

    Good luck!

  • Susan Bodine $100.00

  • James Ballentine $100.00

    good luck Dave!

  • Paul Landen $100.00

  • Joshua Scoville $100.00

    Best wishes for a good ride Dave!

  • Mary Manning $100.00

    We love you Lisa! Mary, Eric, Emma & Sara Mangol

  • Merissa C Marr $100.00

    You guys are amazing -- I can barely cycle around the block. Go, go go!

  • Elizabeth Scholle $100.00

    Good luck, Cogs. We'd be happy to send you off on your ride from Boston.

  • Mark McCarthy $100.00

  • Laurie Howley $100.00

    Lisa and Breen, Our parents were friends. My mom had ALS and died last year. Good luck and have fun riding! Laurie Hanahan Howley

  • Martha Orbach $100.00

    Ride Team Bannon ride!

  • Deborah Forman $100.00

    Thinking of you Lisa & Nell! Much love, Deb & Antonio

  • Kristina Thomas $100.00

  • Tami Furman $100.00

    I can't wait till they find a cure!! I'm really proud to sponser you on this grueling ride!

  • Tracey Culliton $100.00

    Good Luck!

  • Rebecca Sellet $100.00

    Safe ride Dave! Becky & David

  • David Sanford $100.00

    Go, Lisa

  • Anne Mullin $100.00

    Great cause have a great ride!

  • S John Goodwin $100.00

    Thanks for riding for ALS Steve!

  • Kimberly McKinney $100.00

    We are so proud of you and inspired by your commitment and hard work! Kim, Mark, Perry and Owen

  • Deb Dalesio $100.00

  • Robert Meyjes $100.00

  • Thomas Glover $100.00

  • Anonymous $100.00

  • Mary Hanan $100.00

    Bravo!-- The Hanans

  • John Lippman $100.00

  • Jeanine Hutchens $100.00

    Good luck with your ride Dave!

  • Margaret Ann Burtchaell $100.00

    Good Luck John! Love, Mom

  • Victor Harned $100.00

    According to the map, its all down hill!

  • Charles Jerabek $100.00

    We miss our times with Chris Congdon

  • Stephen Blasko $100.00

    Shred it up Shredder!!! Chuck was AWSOME!!! His legacy will always live on!!! Ride on my friend.

  • James Barnes $100.00

    Find you center, keep your balance, pace yourself. Confidence will lead you on! James, Hebe, Ian and Jackson

  • Geri Castor $100.00

  • Daniel Terreri $100.00

    Anything is possible!

  • Robert Ross $100.00

    Wishing Lisa, Nell and the rest of the team cool tailwinds.

  • Jim Hammond $100.00

    good luck team bannon!

  • Michael Edward $100.00

  • Abby Schultz $100.00

    Go Lisa! Five years, what a fantastic accomplishment! Abby & Ken

  • David Blasko $100.00

  • Katharina Sweet $100.00

    Good luck Team Crush ALS!

  • Lawrence Layman $100.00

    Ride on David!!

  • Kate Rounthwaite $100.00

    Hugh, what a great project and a challenging ride. would love to hear how it went. Kate

  • Julia Breckenridge $100.00

    With love and admiration, Julie, Jim, Adam & Anna

  • Dorothy Waldt $100.00

  • Jefferson Myers $100.00

  • Augustus Field $100.00

  • Julie Kinch $100.00

    Congratulations Dave! What a great accomplishment and a wonderful tribute. love, Julie and Stefan

  • Carla Miller $100.00

  • Wilfred W $100.00

  • John Harrison $100.00

  • Anonymous $100.00

  • Thomas Davis $100.00

  • William Ogden Inc $100.00

  • James Sisek $100.00

  • Charles Whitman $100.00

  • Patrick Robin $100.00

  • Alden Provost $100.00

    Way to go Hugh!!

  • Robert Noonan $100.00

  • Edward Reese $100.00

  • Thomas Reiter $100.00

  • David Hodes $100.00

  • Charles Balch $100.00

    Apologies that it is rather belated

  • Taylor Kia Of Boardman $100.00

  • Kathleen Mecak $100.00

  • Ge Foundation $100.00

  • Joseph DePascale $75.00

  • Nicole Holzapfel $75.00

    Way to go, Lisa, team and crew! The Rich Family

  • Timothy F Shaffer $75.00

    Ride hard Breeno..... Tim and Nikki

  • 234 Corporation $75.00

  • Michael Lipke $50.00

  • Maureen S Kline $50.00

  • James Boots $50.00

    Keep at it, Breen!

  • David Dastoli $50.00

  • Vivian Gabriel $50.00

    Many blessings Breen! Be safe!

  • Brian Blasko $50.00

  • Mauro Jadue $50.00

  • Daniel Schiavone $50.00

    Ride like the wind, Breen.

  • Nancy Reali $50.00

    Good Luck Breen and the rest of the team...

  • Jennifer S. Condon $50.00

    ALS is such a horrible disease! I pray that one day a cure can be found!!

  • Rebecca Bliss $50.00

  • Caroline Goldsboro $50.00

  • Jean McKenzie $50.00

  • Jennifer Lyn Nielson $50.00

    Crush ALS

  • Andrew Martin $50.00

  • Ashley Di Geronimo $50.00

    Good luck on your trek!!!

  • Donald Steinberg $50.00

  • James Mallock $50.00

  • Rochelle Baer $50.00

  • John F $50.00

  • Roseann Ehrhart $50.00

  • Peter J $50.00

  • Judith Graziano $40.00

  • Lenore Pershing $35.00

  • James Horvath $30.00

  • Joseph Gerzina $25.00

    Good luck and watch out for the bugs in the face!

  • Jessica Licciardello $25.00

    Team Bannon 2013

  • Marc Mazzella $25.00

  • Nicole Holzapfel $25.00

    Be fearless :) xx Indiana

  • Kurt Brugler $25.00

    Roll on...best of luck Breen!

  • Allan and Mary DePiore Hlebovy $25.00

    Go team Crush ALS Bannon. You are heroes!

  • John Messenger $25.00

    Go get'em Breen!

  • Maria Klutey $25.00

  • Patricia Freed $25.00

    Go Breen Team! Let's beat this terrible disease. Cuz, Patti

  • Hilda Elash $25.00

    Hoping for a cure! Hilda

  • Dan Schiavone, Jr. $25.00

  • Adam Bannon $25.00

    Good Luck Everyone! You're gonna do great!

  • Racheal Solida $25.00

  • Brenda Sapino Jeffreys $25.00

  • Trudy Beadnell $25.00

  • Suzanne Fleming $25.00

  • Frances Panagopoulos $25.00

  • Mary Jacobs $25.00

  • Rosalind Rau $25.00

  • George Snyder $25.00

  • Frederick N $25.00

  • John Lecce $25.00

  • Lenore Pershing $25.00

    wishing you an easy ride !

  • Jerre Patterson $25.00

  • Breen Bannon $20.00

    Let go Nell!

  • Jay Hall $20.00

    Good Luck!

  • E Eugene $20.00

  • Breen Bannon $20.00

    Trek tee

  • Jesse Halko $10.00

    Best of luck.

  • Michael Malone $10.00

  • Thomas W $10.00

  • Ryan Beil $10.00

  • Innersource Inc $10.00

  • Dana Do $10.00

    Congrats on the ride

  • Diana Danko $10.00

    Good job Team Bannon!

  • Wendy Long Hidden

    Dave, Thank you for what you are doing. Arthur and I and the children, and all the Longs and Stones, are cheering you on. Wendy

  • Andrew Davidoff Hidden

    Way to go Steve! Hope you ride well (and easy) for this great cause.

  • Carol Hurt Hidden

    Have a great ride!

  • Frank Sullivan Hidden

    Keep up the great work!

  • John Killian Hidden

    Good luck Steve!

  • John Bliss Hidden

  • Douglas Bowen Hidden

  • Paula Schaefer Hidden

    Good Luck! Ride Fast!

  • Gwynne Murphy Hidden

  • Paul Straus Hidden

  • Stacey Magee Hidden

    Steve, Will be cheering you on from Dallas! Best of luck, Stacey Magee

  • Donald Manning Hidden

    Ride Steve ride!

  • Bruce Ganong Hidden

    Hope it feels like a "no chain" ride! Keep 'em spinning Steve.

  • Michael Sload Hidden

  • John Cozzi Hidden

    Good luck! Thanks for making the effort for such a worthy cause.

  • Gary Holtzer Hidden

    Thanks, Dave, for the opportunity to donate to this cause.

  • D Stone Hidden

    Dave thank you so much. We all hope you have a great ride.

  • Hutchin and Julie Stone Hidden

    Dave, thanks so much for doing this ride to help out ALS TDI. Means a lot.

  • Christopher Mundy Hidden

    dave- good luck!

  • Susan Vogel Hidden

  • James C. Hendricks Hidden

  • Joseph Piper Hidden

    Great cause Steve. This is in honor of my brother in laws sibling whose life was recently prematurely taken by ALS.

  • Thomas Abbott Hidden

    Have a great ride!!

  • Peter Linneman Hidden

  • William Krauch Hidden

  • Jeffrey Kelly Hidden

    I'm sure Chris would say you're a great brother Cogs.

  • Theresa Van de Graaf Hidden

    Good luck, Dave!

  • Richard Schaupp Hidden

  • Jeffrey Usow Hidden

    Great cause. Just use caffeine.

  • Timothy Gately Hidden

    Go get 'em, Steve! Can't wait to see you in ALL SPANDEX. ;-)

  • Christopher Price Hidden

    Good luck Dave. I am glad to be able to pitch in to a cause so important to you.

  • Daniel Rashin Hidden

  • L Peter Lawrence Hidden

  • Gordon Loh Hidden

  • Christina Binkley Hidden

    Go Team Bannon! You are beyond inspiring.

  • Juliet Krassenstein Hidden

    Keep up the good work and the good fight! XOXO

  • John O'Connell Hidden

  • Andrew Drewatolitsch Hidden

    Good Luck Plake!

  • Daniel Moore Hidden

  • Lisa von Stuelpnagel Hidden

    What an honorable tribute to your brother in true Dave Congdon style ~ taking the high road ~ such a gentleman! Good luck!

  • Philip Martzolf Hidden

    Safe Ride!

  • Michael Quinn Hidden

    good luck

  • Julie Wong Hidden

    Good luck, Hugh!

  • Carol Chang Hidden

  • Jennifer Woollcombe Hidden

    Good luck Hugh - hope it goes well. Will be thinking of you this weekend.

  • Gillian Stacey Hidden

    Ride like the wind! Good luck.

  • Andrea Robbins Hidden

    Kate - In honor of your mom and her incredible strength! Love, Candrea & crew

  • Joanne Vitale Hidden

  • Luara Grozier Hidden

  • Mark Cover Hidden

  • Mary Ryan McCarthy Hidden

  • Thomas Woodworth Hidden

  • Cindy Petlock Hidden

    Congrats on the ride. Sorry this is so late.

  • Grant Murray Hidden

  • Joseph Upton Hidden

  • Julie Winokur Hidden

    I'm so proud of you!!!

  • Ellen Byron Hidden

    Good luck and good work!

  • Herbert L Miller Jr Hidden

    Good Luck David!

  • Richard Nelson Hidden

  • Craig Tagen Hidden

  • Marie Wood Hidden

    Go Lisa & Nell! Go Crush! Stay cool! with love, Marie, Steve, Sofie & Emma

  • Sam Flood Hidden

    Beat the heat! Good luck.

  • Joshua Myerberg Hidden

  • Aaron Greeno Hidden

  • Anne Redd Hidden

    Way to go Dave! Anne and Edmund Redd

  • Ray Smith Hidden

  • Lynn Misset Hidden

    Lisa, We are so proud of you and your team! Good luck! Lynn