Betty Bannon spoke to the club about something near and dear to her heart — raising awareness and fighting ALS. Her son, Chuckie, passed away from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). Her son, Breen, and daughter, Lisa, have ridden bikes in the 270-mile Tri-State Trek from Boston to New York City to raise money and awareness about the disease in honor of their brother. Over the past 10 years, they have raised more than $1 million. 
Team Bannon/Crush ALS has grown from three riders to 22 over the years. In a letter to donors, Breen said: “With your help, we have raised over $1 million dollars for ALS-TDI, the Boston-based research lab, which is dedicated to finding a cure or treatment for ALS. The money has helped fund a robot that measures ALS patients’ mobility and helped develop a new drug known as AK1501, which entered clinical trials earlier this year.”
We thank Betty for sharing this cause with us, and wish her family all the best as they continue to ride for a cure!
You can read the full article in The Vindicator.