Bob Higgins' Fundraising Page

Riding 270 Miles in 3 days for Team Bannon-Crush ALS

<h1>Bob Higgins' Fundraising Page</h1>

One again this summer, I am privileged and honored to ride in the three-day, 270-mile Tri-State Trek, a fundraiser for the ALS Therapy Development Institute.  Thanks to the support of many of my friends and colleagues, the team that I am blessed to ride with, Team Bannon/Crush ALS, raised over $200,000 for the cause in 2016.  That's an increase of over $28,000 from the prior year. We were proud to be the top fundraising team for each of the last three years and are committed to retaining our title.  If you could witness, as I have, the spirit and dedication of the living saints who care for those afflicted with this dreaded disease and who work tirelessly for the eradication of it, you would know why we riders relish the opportunity to ride for this cause. 

But our job will not be done until a cure is found.  That need, reinforced by the facts below, is why I ride, and will continue to ride, in the Tri State Trek, the Ride to End ALS, until the goal is met: 

  • 450,000 people live with ALS globally, 30,000 of whom are in the U.S.  
  • Any disease impacting less than 200,000 in the U.S. is considered a rare disease, effecting the level of funding for research into a cure.
  • Almost 6,000 people per year are diagnosed with ALS in the U.S.  That means that the average life span for someone diagnosed is around 5 years.   The lack of long term survivors also impacts fundraising for research.

The Tri State Trek funds close to 10% of the ALS TDI annual budget. 

While I have not had a relative diagnosed with ALS, I have clearly been impacted by the disease through the people I have met who are associated with the Tri State Trek and ALS TDI.  The riders and those they ride for, as well as the doctors and staff at ALS TDI, are truly inspirational. It is rewarding to see our team grow and our fund raising efforts flourish for such a worthwhile cause. This is the only cause for which you will ever receive a fundraising plea from me.

The 270 mile, three-day bike ride, from Boston to Greenwich, CT,  takes place June 23-25, 2017.  I am asking that you support me as we make our way through the winding hills of Massachusetts and Connecticut.  Your contribution will place your name on the list of recipients of my daily ride updates, as I share this wonderful experience with you.

Please be as generous as you can. And please take a moment to view the inspirational video attached describing this epic ride.  I hope that you will find this to be a worthwhile cause.  Thank you, in advance, for your support.

Riding for a cure,







  • Fred Klein $3,000.00

  • Kevin Conway $1,500.00

  • Robert Higgins $1,000.00

  • Joellen Higgins $1,000.00

  • Loftus Family Foundation $1,000.00

  • Robert Higgins $1,000.00

  • Robert Higgins $500.00

  • Barry Alberts $500.00

    Go Bob!

  • Mike & Pat Shehorn $500.00

    So proud of you and to be a part of your prayer and funding team!

  • John and Lynne $300.00

    We are very impressed by your commitment and dedication, Mr. Higgins

  • Paula and Jeff Ruge $300.00

    Keep up the great effort Bob. Your efforts with supporting such a worthy cause is admired.

  • California Hardys $300.00

    Higgs, the Friday weather looks unsettled so zip up your jersey, stay at the front of the peloton, ride strong and have another great adventure!

  • Gregory Chaparro $250.00

    Bob, I look forward to tracking your progress. Enjoy the ride and time spent with friends while helping with such a worthwhile cause.

  • robertbleser $250.00

    Thank you for giving of your time to help those in need! Lamentations 3:20-23

  • Ray and Kathy Dalton $250.00

    Bob, best of luck on this ride for a great cause

  • Doherty & Progar LLC $250.00

    Best of luck on meeting your goals and finishing the ride

  • Goldberg Foundation $250.00

  • Melissa Fang $250.00

  • Bill Vincent $250.00

    Ride strong Team Bannon knowing that each push of your pedal brings the funds to continue the research for a cure!

  • Pete and Jenny Stefani $250.00

    Bob and team, thank you for your dedication and commitment to ALS!

  • Phil & Judy Abbinanti $200.00

  • Andrew & Corban Crain $200.00

    Bob, we are happy to support you in honor of the memory of our friend, Keith Baker.

  • Declan McCarthy $200.00

    Have a great ride for a great charity!

  • Herlehy Family $200.00

  • Goldman Sachs & Co Matching Gift Program $150.00

  • Erin Higgins $150.00

    May the tailwinds be with you!

  • The McIntosh Family $150.00

  • The Wibbenmeyer Family $150.00

    Good luck Bob!

  • Selma and Terry Schohn $150.00

  • Ed, Donna and Andrew Dernulc $150.00

    Bob, it is our privilege to sponsor your tireless efforts for this wonderful cause.

  • Mike Brancheau and Stephanie Smith $150.00

  • Timothy Nickels $150.00

  • Mike Bremner (and my senior classes) $125.00

  • The McAveeney Family $100.00

    Part of Mr. Bremner's senior class @ Benet Academy

  • Kathy Hunt $100.00

  • William and Mary Lou Higgins $100.00

  • Jean and Bill Cook $100.00

    Bob, It is an honor to support your efforts for ALS. We wish you good health and good weather to bike.

  • James Karela $100.00

  • Katherine Bazzoni $100.00

  • Jonathan Withrow $100.00

  • Liz and Mike Higgins $100.00

  • Yeager Family $100.00

  • Matt and Chrisrty Zapf $100.00

    Bob-Best of luck!

  • Donna and Frank Davis $100.00

    So happy and proud to support you on your ride to end ALS! Good luck Bob!

  • The Lichtenauer Family $100.00

  • Chuck Leader $100.00

  • Ingrid Naudzius $100.00

  • Higgins' Tavern $100.00

    Keep up the good work!

  • Rick Tannenbaum and Ellen Distelheim $100.00

  • Teeple Leonard & Erdman $100.00

    Have a great ride Bob!

  • The Saccameno Family $100.00

  • Jack and Mary Bremner $100.00

    Praying for a tailwind all the way. Awesome that you do this, Bob.

  • Gayle and Bill Meyers $100.00

  • Peggy McDermott $100.00

  • William Cotton $100.00

  • Karen and John Wentzell $100.00

    Thank you, Bob, for sharing your experience each year. Your emails bring the cause to life. God speed...

  • Gerald & Ruth Frishman $100.00

  • The Kidder Family $100.00

  • Lewis A. Leader $75.00

  • Linda Kalas $75.00

    Thank you for your dedication to this torturous disease.

  • Bendell Family $50.00

  • The Mulcrone Family $50.00

  • The Murphy Family $50.00

  • The Dalton Family $50.00

  • Chester Lloyd $50.00

  • The Beckstedt Family $50.00

    Good luck with the ride!

  • Vince Laughlin/MB Financial $50.00

    Inspiring commitment for a terrific cause!

  • Charles Brancheau $50.00

  • Denise and Joe Joyce $50.00

    Looking forward to your updates from the ride!

  • Tom and Anna Haunert $50.00

  • Barb Buttin (LTF Cycle) $50.00

    Good luck with your ride for this great cause!

  • John Bicek $50.00

    Bob, stay safe, ride hard.

  • Ronald Predovic $25.00

  • Richard Itskov $25.00

  • The Kremer Family $25.00

    We are all so proud of the fundraising you are doing for ALS!

  • Jennifer Williams (LTF cyclist) $25.00

    Having ridden twice for StandUpToCancer, I know how important this is. Best wishes for an uneventful ride!

  • Melissa & Bill Hidden

    Proud to support you and your team for such a great cause! Ride safely and find a cure!

  • Dean and Karin Teglia Hidden

  • Joel & Evelina Teglia Hidden

  • Erik Overberger Hidden

  • Bob Higgins Hidden

  • The Feeney Family Hidden

  • Liner LLP & Stark Law Group, P.C. Hidden

    Great Cause!

  • Bill & Megan Loftus Hidden

  • Brady and Brooke Shehorn Hidden

    Ride fast, Grandpa!!

  • Alan and Mary Elaine Koren Hidden

    Great job Bob!!! Thanks for making a difference in others lives.

  • Arnie Brown Hidden

    Great cause! I always support my neighbors that ride in these charitable events as well! Best!

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