My family and I and the entire ALS community are counting on you to stay involved and get us across home plate in a treatment and cure for ALS – Pete Frates, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge co-founder
Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) May 13, 2015
The ALS Therapy Development Institute today announced that the annual Tri-State Trek bike ride will be held from June 26-28, 2015. The Tri-State Trek began in 2003 and has since grown to 400 participants, raising more than $6 million. All funds raised from the Tri-State Trek benefit the ALS Therapy Development Institute, a nonprofit biotech whose scientists actively discover and develop treatments and a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
The Tri-State Trek is a three-day event starting from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA and ending at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, CT. This event offers participants the option to ride single-day bike routes to up to the full three-day distance of 270 miles. Three-day crew and day volunteers are also welcome.
Following the Ice Bucket Challenge phenomenon last summer, the Tri-State Trek successfully fundraised over $800,000 for ALS research at the Institute. Individuals and teams – including Team Frate Train, who ride for Ice Bucket Challenge co-founder, Pete Frates – work hard to reach their fundraising minimums. This year’s fundraising goal is $1 million.
“Thank you to all those who ride, volunteer or give to ALS research. My family and I and the entire ALS community are counting on you to stay involved and get us across home plate in a treatment and cure for ALS,” says Pete Frates, a 30 year-old living with ALS.
In addition, Steve Perrin, Ph.D., CEO and CSO of the ALS Therapy Development Institute, adds, “Effective treatments for ALS are urgently needed. We know more than ever about this disease and have tremendous momentum thanks to all those who step up and get involved. I am a big cyclist and ride all three days from Boston to Greenwich and encourage everyone to join me on the road.”
To register, donate or learn more about the Tri-State Trek, visit http://www.tristatetrek.com.
About the ALS Therapy Development Institute
The ALS Therapy Development Institute and its scientists actively discover and develop treatments for ALS. The Institute is the world’s first and largest nonprofit biotech focused 100 percent on ALS research. Led by ALS patients and their families, the charity understands the urgent need to slow and stop this horrible disease. Based in Cambridge, MA, the Institute has served as one of the leaders in sharing data and information with academic and ALS research organizations, patients and their families. For more information, visit http://www.als.net.