This summer, the Sepucha family is once again riding 270 miles to honor the man we called Poppy -- our father and grandfather, Bob Sepucha. Only instead of riding from Boston to Greenwich as in years past, this year we will ride virtually. COVID may force us to change course, but it can't stop us. And it certainly can't diminish the need for all of us to come together (even virtually) and fight this disease.
We ride to help find an effective treatment for ALS, a terrible disease that claims thousands of new victims each year. It typically starts with muscle weakness and spreads at varying speeds. Eventually, total paralysis sets in. But even as the brain continues to function normally, the disease exacts an enormous physical and emotional toll. ALS does not just destroy the body; it attacks the spirit as well.
It is hard to believe that is has been nearly seven years since Dad passed away. Now that he’s gone, we swore we would join the effort to find a cure. That’s why, every June, three generations of Sepuchas ride or help crew with hundreds of others to raise money for ALS Therapy Development Institute, the world's foremost drug discovery center focused solely on ALS.
We ride to honor those who have bravely fought this disease and to help those whose fight continues to this day.
We ride to fund cutting edge research to find a cure.
But most of all, we ride because Poppy can't.
Please join us. Donate today and join the fight against ALS. We need you now more than ever.