Interested in Donating?


I know that making a charitable donation is a very personal choice. I have my favorites to which I donate faithfully each year and, in addition,  I often will select one or two additional organizations that demonstrate the kind of direction I enjoy assisting.

I hope you will find that the Team Godfather Charitable Foundation becomes one of those organizations for you. As I briefly mentioned in the “About” section of this blog–TGCF is made up of a small but very dedicated group of people who possess a strong sense of community; who have a desire to make a difference  right where their family and friends live and who insist that all the money that is raised be directed towards research to find a cure for ALS.  An organization located in Cambridge, Mass. known as ALS TDI is whom Team Godfather selected to receive our donations.  ALS TDI (Therapy Development Institute) is the world’s first and largest nonprofit biotech focused 100 percent on ALS research. Led by people with ALS and their families, the Institute understands the urgent need to slow and stop this disease. Here are a few of the reasons why our group chose ALS TDI:


  • Built by, and for, ALS patients in 1999
  • World’s first 501(c)3 non-profit biotech
  • Over $100 million raised for ALS drug development to date
  • Largest dedicated ALS research lab in the world
  • Global leader in preclinical drug screening for ALS
  • 15+ active partnerships with biotech/pharma
  • Currently enrolling clinical trial
  • Over 35 potential therapeutics in their research pipeline

Team Godfather Charitable Foundation is a local Encinitas, California organization founded in 2009, whose goal is to raise a million dollars by the end of next year. We are close and with your help we will get to and beyond that amount. TGCF is a legally recognized 501(c)3 charitable organization. Remember, small organizations like ours and others located throughout the USA, and globally –all working to fund ALS research–can and will make a difference!

Click the “Make a Donation” tab at the top of this page if you are interested in helping  us in this fight. I appreciate your interest and any donation you can make. You can wait until the end of my ride and donate some amount  such as a penny, nickel, dime etc. per mile based on the miles I complete or,  just enjoy the ride with me and make a donation of a flat amount –whenever you want. Kevin and I and everyone at Team Godfather who are involved in this deadly fight against ALS are so grateful for whatever you can donate. I appreciate your interest and I hope our ride “Coast 2 Coast” inspires you and leaves a big fat smile and more than a few laughs on all our faces–it should be fun!! By the way- just to be clear, neither Kevin nor I are making use of any of your donation dollars to pay for this ride- your donations are used exclusively for ALS research! Thanks.