Molly Urell-Poe's Fundraising Page
Riding for RJ and those who no longer can.
In July 2007, my cousin, Sergeant Roger Petrone Jr., or RJ, was formally diagnosed with ALS. As the case usually is, awful things such as ALS strike the best of people and RJ is definitely in that category.
Visiting him in Connecticut and memories created over the years are held dearly. His smile and sense of humor extolled by many. There are no words to adequately describe RJ without doing him an injustice. Needless to say, I am beyond honored to call him my cousin.
I volunteered in 2009 at John Street and was so completely moved by all the amazing, caring people there that I came home exclaiming to my dad "I'm going to ride 100 miles next year!" Neither one of us were what you would call cyclists, but in 6 months time we had trained and completed the 2010 Tri-State Trek.
I have since participated in the Trek and plan to participate in it every year until a cure is found and fundraising is no longer neccessary. As some of you may know, in Feb 2014, RJ found peace at last. This loss does not mean the fight for a cure is over though, if anything, it inspires a bigger drive to prevent anyone else from enduring such a terrible disease.
Any amount is greatly appreciated to help support my efforts in raising money for the research and cure of ALS.
And the flag is back! FlagTrek2017 is part of my fundraising campaign to honor and remember our loved ones.
For anyone wishing to make a donation of $25 and would like to have your loved one's name included on the 2017 flag - please include his/her name in the special acknowledgement section during the donation process. Also, after completing your donation please email the name to email@example.com. Please note that name submissions for flag need to be received no later than 5/26/17 to allow for print production time/deadline.
The flag will travel the 270 miles over 3 days from Cambridge, MA through NY to the finish line in Greenwich, CT. As was done with the 2015 and 2016 flag, after the Trek it will be donated to ALSTDI to be displayed as a daily reminder and motivator for the greatest ALS research staff in the world working to #endALS.
Thank you for your generosity and support!