Maxanne Menezes' Fundraising Page

Riding in memory of Sylvan

<h1>Maxanne Menezes' Fundraising Page</h1>

In honor of my father Sylvan Menezes, I’ll be riding with Team America in the ALS-TDI Tri State Trek to end ALS! 

As Sylvan was a man of adventure and the outdoors, the Tri-State trek is a fitting way for me to honor his legacy and bring awareness and funding in discovering a cure for this horrific disease. Sylvan was realistic about the prospect of finding a cure for ALS during his lifetime, but he remained active in fundraising and educating others on this disease in hopes of a better outcome for future diagnosed patients. ALS-TDI was a special place for Sylvan as he got to see first-hand the amazing research being conducted.  ALS-TDI also provided him once-in-a-lifetime experiences, like the time he got to sit in John Henry’s seat at the Red Sox game at Fenway. While we knew the devastating reality of ALS, this amazing institution gave Sylvan purpose and strength with his diagnosis.

Some ALS facts….

  • Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, attacks certain cells in the brain and spinal cord needed to keep our muscles moving
  • Most people with ALS live 2-5 years after their first signs of disease. About 10% of people with ALS survive at least 10 years. This variable rate of disease progression makes prognosis difficult to predict and therapies challenging to develop.

The ALS Therapy Development Institute is the world's first and largest nonprofit biotech focused 100 percent on ALS research. ALS TDI has tested more potential treatments for ALS than any other research lab, thanks to support from fundraising events like the Tri-State Trek. Still, there’s no effective treatment or cure for ALS and the momentum in research can only continue through your generous donations.

Your love and support is greatly appreciated as we miss Sylvan dearly and continue his legacy and fight against ALS! ALS is not an incurable disease. It is an underfunded one!


Health, Happiness & Love





  • Karen Menezes $500.00

    Go Max. See you at the finish line! Love, Mom

  • Alistair, Maya and Chase Billingham $250.00

    Go Max!! Sylvan would be so proud!!

  • Kelley Sweetser $250.00

    Proud to donate to such a worthy cause !! Go Maxanne !!

  • Mere, Rob and Zach $200.00

    We are SO proud of you, Max!!! Wish we could be there to see you off. Have a great ride!!

  • John Menezes $200.00

  • Micro Support Group, Inc $200.00

    Good luck Maxanne!!!

  • Bill and Alex McKinnon $200.00

  • John and Mary $150.00

    Go Max Go!

  • Carl and Byrd $150.00

    Ride with the wind in honor of Sylvan.

  • The Currie Family $100.00

  • Jane and Billy $100.00

    Love you, so glad you are riding.

  • Mike and Deborah Menezes $100.00

  • Pam & Scott Spearing $100.00

  • Kathleen and Bob Dolan $100.00

    Best of luck Maxanne

  • Gregory Leonardi $100.00

    So proud of you Maxanne! Good luck!

  • Linda B. $100.00

    You rock, Max! Looking forward to hearing about your ride. Love you!

  • Deb Jackson and family $100.00

    Good luck Maxanne! Will be thinking of you and Sylvan!

  • Ed Bruenjes $100.00

    Love your determination Max. Have a great ride.

  • Kim & Jim $100.00

    Go Max, GO! So proud of you, love you!!

  • Anonymous $100.00

  • Ted Parson $100.00

    Best of luck with round 2 Max! You got this!

  • Edward A Ferguson III $100.00

  • Tony Ranaldi $100.00

  • The Skinner's $100.00

  • Bruce & Val $100.00

    Have a great ride, thank you.

  • Anne and Todd Wolfe $100.00

  • Auntie Cheryl $100.00

    You Go Girl !! Luv Ya

  • Andrea and Jim Pecot $100.00

  • Chris Fennell $100.00

  • Meghan "Peg" O'Reilly $50.00

    From first grade until forever. Thankful for you and so proud of all you do to help fundraise in order to one day find a cure for such an awful disease that took a wonderful man. So much love, Max!

  • Brandon Harris $50.00

    Best of luck with the ride Max--Sylvan would be proud!

  • Dorothy Koczera $50.00

    Good luck Max.Love you.

  • Rae Ra Elder $50.00

    Love you, Maxanne! Your dedication and passion for this cause is not surprising because of what a wonderful person you are, but it still makes me so proud of you. A truly beautiful way to honor your d

  • The Brodbine's $50.00

    Go Max!

  • Colleen, Dave, Anthony, & Domenic $50.00

    Good luck, Max!

  • Travis Domestique $50.00

    Because I know you can ride the whole way. Go Max!

  • Anonymous $50.00

  • paul and Lynn Willenbrock $50.00

  • Jay and Gina Coburn $50.00

    Go Max

  • Cliff $50.00

    Good Luck Max! Ride hard for Sylvan!

  • Ellison Lynn $25.00

    Have a great race, Max!

  • The Cauley Family $25.00

    You got this Maxanne!

  • Brianna Lewis $25.00

  • Pete and Sheila $25.00

    Way to go Max!

  • Jack Spillane $25.00

  • Mickie $25.00

  • Pete & Karen Atherton $25.00

    Such a good thing your doing! Have a nice ride.

  • Mary Anne Cauley $25.00

  • Paula K $20.00

    Go Maxanne, go!!

  • Maureen Driscoll Hidden

    So many good memories with Sylvan, family and friends. He inspired us all to live well and fight this horrible disease. Go Maxanne!

  • Shamus Hidden

  • Jack and Nelda Quigley Hidden

    Go Maxanne!!!!

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