Samuels Rock
Team Captain

Howard Samuels

Riding for Jerry Samuels (our family "rock") and for all those who can't ride anymore.
Howard Samuels
  • Rider
  • 6th Trek

Howard Samuels

Riding for Jerry Samuels (our family "rock") and for all those who can't ride anymore.

As many of you know, my father, Jerry Samuels, passed away from ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) in December, 2012.  ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that leads to paralysis, due to the death of motor neurons in the spinal cord and brain. There is no known cause, cure, or effective treatment for the disease. Patients become trapped in their bodies, unable to move, speak, eat, or breathe on their own. Yet, they are fully conscious and aware of their surroundings. Most succumb to respiratory failure within three to five years of diagnosis.  Approximately 5,000 US citizens are diagnosed with ALS each year, and another 5,000 die, leaving only about 30,000 patients in the United States today. Each year, the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALSTDI), the world’s leading ALS research organization, hosts a 3 day 270 mile ALS charity bicycle ride. The ride starts in Newton, MA and ends in Greenwich, CT. As a tribute to my dad, who absolutely loved his bicycle, my borther sister and I are participating in the 3 day ride and raising money for the cause. This is our 7th year participating in the ride. We will push ourselves hard on this ride to exemplify the agony of this horrific disease. Hopefully, we will raise even more money than we did last year. All donations for this charity ride go to ALSTDI. Please accept my sincerest thanks for any donation that you make. I know my Dad thanks you as well for helping to cure this horrific disease. Please forward this email to anyone that you believe would like to donate to the cause. ALSTDI can certainly use all the help we can give.

Howard Samuels
  • Rider
  • 6th Trek

As many of you know, my father, Jerry Samuels, passed away from ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) in December, 2012.  ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that leads to paralysis, due to the death of motor neurons in the spinal cord and brain. There is no known cause, cure, or effective treatment for the disease. Patients become trapped in their bodies, unable to move, speak, eat, or breathe on their own. Yet, they are fully conscious and aware of their surroundings. Most succumb to respiratory failure within three to five years of diagnosis.  Approximately 5,000 US citizens are diagnosed with ALS each year, and another 5,000 die, leaving only about 30,000 patients in the United States today. Each year, the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALSTDI), the world’s leading ALS research organization, hosts a 3 day 270 mile ALS charity bicycle ride. The ride starts in Newton, MA and ends in Greenwich, CT. As a tribute to my dad, who absolutely loved his bicycle, my borther sister and I are participating in the 3 day ride and raising money for the cause. This is our 7th year participating in the ride. We will push ourselves hard on this ride to exemplify the agony of this horrific disease. Hopefully, we will raise even more money than we did last year. All donations for this charity ride go to ALSTDI. Please accept my sincerest thanks for any donation that you make. I know my Dad thanks you as well for helping to cure this horrific disease. Please forward this email to anyone that you believe would like to donate to the cause. ALSTDI can certainly use all the help we can give.

Team Members

Shane Samuels

Shane Samuels
  • Rider
  • 2nd Trek

Shane Samuels

Shane Samuels
  • Rider
  • 2nd Trek

Jeffrey Wasserman

Jeffrey Wasserman
  • Rider
  • 2nd Trek

Jeffrey Wasserman

All -- This summer I am bike riding 270 miles over three days, from Boston, MA, to Greenwich, CT, to raise money and awareness to help find an effective treatment for ALS.  Please support my efforts with a donation.  Any amount counts!!  Many, many thanks (in advance).

Jeffrey Wasserman
  • Rider
  • 2nd Trek

All -- This summer I am bike riding 270 miles over three days, from Boston, MA, to Greenwich, CT, to raise money and awareness to help find an effective treatment for ALS.  Please support my efforts with a donation.  Any amount counts!!  Many, many thanks (in advance).

David Samuels

Riding for my Father (the rock of our family) and for all those who can't ride anymore.
David Samuels
  • Rider
  • 6th Trek

David Samuels

Riding for my Father (the rock of our family) and for all those who can't ride anymore.

As many of you know, my father, Jerry Samuels, passed away from ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) in December, 2012.  ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that leads to paralysis, due to the death of motor neurons in the spinal cord and brain. There is no known cause, cure, or effective treatment for the disease. Patients become trapped in their bodies, unable to move, speak, eat, or breathe on their own. Yet, they are fully conscious and aware of their surroundings. Most succumb to respiratory failure within three to five years of diagnosis.  Approximately 5,000 US citizens are diagnosed with ALS each year, and another 5,000 die, leaving only about 30,000 patients in the United States today. Each year, the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALSTDI), the world’s leading ALS research organization, hosts a 3 day 270 mile ALS charity bicycle ride. This year’s ride starts on June 21, 2019 in Newton, MA. It ends on June 23, 2019 in Greenwich, CT. As a tribute to my dad, who absolutely loved his bicycle, his 3 children and 2 grandchildren are participating in the 3 day ride and raising money for the cause. This is our 7th year participating in the ride. We will push ourselves hard on this ride to exemplify the agony of this horrific disease. Hopefully, we will raise even more money than we did last year. All donations for this charity ride go to ALSTDI. Please accept my sincerest thanks for any donation that you make. I know my dad thanks you as well for helping to cure this horrific disease. Please forward this email to anyone that you believe would like to donate to the cause. ALSTDI can certainly use all the help we can give.

David Samuels
  • Rider
  • 6th Trek

As many of you know, my father, Jerry Samuels, passed away from ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) in December, 2012.  ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that leads to paralysis, due to the death of motor neurons in the spinal cord and brain. There is no known cause, cure, or effective treatment for the disease. Patients become trapped in their bodies, unable to move, speak, eat, or breathe on their own. Yet, they are fully conscious and aware of their surroundings. Most succumb to respiratory failure within three to five years of diagnosis.  Approximately 5,000 US citizens are diagnosed with ALS each year, and another 5,000 die, leaving only about 30,000 patients in the United States today. Each year, the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALSTDI), the world’s leading ALS research organization, hosts a 3 day 270 mile ALS charity bicycle ride. This year’s ride starts on June 21, 2019 in Newton, MA. It ends on June 23, 2019 in Greenwich, CT. As a tribute to my dad, who absolutely loved his bicycle, his 3 children and 2 grandchildren are participating in the 3 day ride and raising money for the cause. This is our 7th year participating in the ride. We will push ourselves hard on this ride to exemplify the agony of this horrific disease. Hopefully, we will raise even more money than we did last year. All donations for this charity ride go to ALSTDI. Please accept my sincerest thanks for any donation that you make. I know my dad thanks you as well for helping to cure this horrific disease. Please forward this email to anyone that you believe would like to donate to the cause. ALSTDI can certainly use all the help we can give.

Rebecca Samuels

Rebecca Samuels
  • Rider
  • 2nd Trek

Rebecca Samuels

This summer I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please support my efforts.

Rebecca Samuels
  • Rider
  • 2nd Trek

This summer I am riding 270 miles to find an effective treatment for ALS. Please support my efforts.

Deborah Braccia

In memory of Jerome Samuels
Deborah Braccia
  • Rider
  • 6th Trek

Deborah Braccia

In memory of Jerome Samuels

As many of you know, my father, Jerry Samuels passed away with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). ALS  is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that leads to paralysis, due to the death of motor neurons in the spinal cord and brain. There is no known cause, cure, or effective treatment for the disease. Patients become trapped in their bodies, unable to speak, eat, or breathe on their own. Most succumb to respiratory failure within three to five years of diagnosis. Approximately 5,000 US citizens are diagnosed with ALS each year, and another 5,000 die, leaving only about 30,000 patients in the United States today. As a tribute to Jerry who absolutely loved his bicycle, his 3 children are doing a 3 day 270 mile ALS charity bicycle ride on Friday, June 22 to Sunday, June 25, 2018. We will push ourselves hard on this ride to exemplify the agony of this horrific disease. This is our 6th year riding. Our fundraising efforts from 2013- 2017 has yeilding over $65,000 for ALS research.  If you wish to donate, we have created a team - The Samuels Rock - in honor of how Jerry has been "the rock" in many of our lives. You can donate via credit card or check. Please go to http://tst.als.net/TheSamuelsRock  and click on the "DONATE" button on the left side of the screen. Fill in your information. If you wish to donate via check, on the right side of this donation screen, there are instructions for donations via check. We thank you very much for your generous donations and I know Jerry thanks you as well for hoping to solve this horrific disease in the future.

Deborah Braccia
  • Rider
  • 6th Trek

As many of you know, my father, Jerry Samuels passed away with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). ALS  is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that leads to paralysis, due to the death of motor neurons in the spinal cord and brain. There is no known cause, cure, or effective treatment for the disease. Patients become trapped in their bodies, unable to speak, eat, or breathe on their own. Most succumb to respiratory failure within three to five years of diagnosis. Approximately 5,000 US citizens are diagnosed with ALS each year, and another 5,000 die, leaving only about 30,000 patients in the United States today. As a tribute to Jerry who absolutely loved his bicycle, his 3 children are doing a 3 day 270 mile ALS charity bicycle ride on Friday, June 22 to Sunday, June 25, 2018. We will push ourselves hard on this ride to exemplify the agony of this horrific disease. This is our 6th year riding. Our fundraising efforts from 2013- 2017 has yeilding over $65,000 for ALS research.  If you wish to donate, we have created a team - The Samuels Rock - in honor of how Jerry has been "the rock" in many of our lives. You can donate via credit card or check. Please go to http://tst.als.net/TheSamuelsRock  and click on the "DONATE" button on the left side of the screen. Fill in your information. If you wish to donate via check, on the right side of this donation screen, there are instructions for donations via check. We thank you very much for your generous donations and I know Jerry thanks you as well for hoping to solve this horrific disease in the future.

Leslie Ahari

Leslie Ahari
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek

Leslie Ahari

Leslie Ahari
  • Rider
  • 1st Trek