Hi! It's that time of year again. For the sixth year in a row, I will be participating in the Tri-State Trek from Boston to Greenwich, Connecticut to raise money for ALS. The ride takes three days and covers 270 miles of beautiful, but hilly, terrain in New England. In the interest of full disclosure, I will not be riding the entire trek this year. My youngest son, Emmett, is graduating from high school on the first day of the trek, so I will be joining the ride on day two.
This year will be incredible because we have a lot of new riders, including my sister, Liz, and her husband, John; Jack McCarthy, son of my old pal John McCarthy; and my work colleague Peter Jeffrey. Our team, Crush ALS/Team Bannon, was created 11 years ago by superstars Lisa Bannon and her brother Breen Bannon to honor their brother Chuck, who died from ALS. Since then, it has raised more than $1 million.
As many of you know, my brother-in-law John Rooney, and my mother-in-law, Mary Rooney, died from ALS. It's a horrible disease. But I am confident that a cure is near. Advances are being made. There are many worth causes. If you could spare a few bucks for this one, I'd be grateful. Thanks! Andy