Four years ago, our dear friend Rick Marks was diagnosed with ALS. Rather than succumb to the disease, Rick -- a lifetime hiker – decided to hike 600 miles of the Appalachian Trail (from Massachusetts to Maine) to raise awareness tor ALS. Rick passed away in April 2018. That year we hiked the Appalachian Trail with Rick. For the past four years, I've joined team Epiphany to ride in Rick’s honor.
This year, with the pandimic in the rear-view mirror we're back on our bikes in person for a 100-mile ride from Watertown MA to Uxbridge (and back).
This ride supports the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) the world’s leading ALS research facility. It's a state-of-the-art laboratory in Cambridge, MA. which is conducting truly remarkable research. Because of the passion and focus for many in the research community. All that stands between where we our now and finding an effective treatment is money.
So, I ask for your support for this cause for all of us volunteering and riding, for those searching for a cure, but mostly for those who have been diagnosed with this cruel disease. Join us in working to find a treatment.