Eric Mearns / Team America 2014's Fundraising Page

Riding for Steve Saling

This summer, I’m going to ride my bicycle from Boston to New York. This will be my sixth Tri-State Trek, a ride that aims to raise money for ALS research. I am doing this because my good friend Steve Saling was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) in 2006, and I want to help raise the funds and awareness necessary to cure him and others of this disease.

•ALS is an incurable and fatal neuromuscular disease that results in paralysis

•The mind and senses of the patient are not impaired

•Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with ALS in the US

•Life expectancy of an ALS patient ranges from 2-5 years from time of diagnosis

I want YOU to join me on this bicycle tour by making a financial commitment to the world’s largest ALS research laboratory, the ALS Therapy Development Institute in Cambridge, MA.

Steve is an architect. When he found out that he had ALS, he decided that he was going to kick ALS’ ass. Hard. Steve opened a one-of-a-kind residence center for those with ALS that HE PERSONALLY DESIGNED from the bottom up. The Leonard Florence Center for Living opened two years ago in Chelsea, MA. Residents with ALS can enjoy an unprecedented level of freedom thanks to Steve’s designs and technological innovations.

I want you to be like Steve and DO SOMETHING about ALS. Please make a financial contribution to help fund ALS research by sponsoring me on the Tri-State Trek this year.

Thanks for reading, and please contact me if you have any questions about the Tri-State Trek, Steve Saling, or ALS Therapy Development Institute.






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