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About Nick Patrone

 Dare to Ride the Rainbow of Life: You Will Come to Appreciate the Myriad of Its Colors



I am an Italian American citizen with dual citizenship who retired from the full time practice of Medicine in 2014 ; I still work as a volunteer MD in a rural North Carolina clinic for the local indigent population and migrant farm workers. As a Rheumatologist, I take care of patients with autoimmune diseases and have worked with many MS patients over the past 40 years in conjunction with Neurologists. As an Internist, I help with the “walk in clinic” for general medical care.


In 2015 I rode the complete Northern Tier and then in 2016 the complete Trans Am/Western Tier with Bike the US for MS.  In 2017 I will be riding the Pacific Coast followed by the Southern Tier, almost 5000 miles.


I am proud to work with Bike the US for MS and find it to be one of the most patient oriented charities I have ever encountered.


With the help of family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors I need to raise $1.00 for every mile I will ride, a total of $ 3070 for this segment. I hope that anyone who would like to help will still do so knowing that 75% of their donation goes to patient care in the form of $25,000 checks to MS centers across the US, projects at patient’s homes, and research to end this devastating disease. The remaining 25% covers administrative costs of the organization and a support team for the riders. Each donor should know that every rider is responsible for all of their own costs including transportation to Seattle and back from St. Augustine's . Fla.,  the bike, food, camping equipment,etc.


I’m  asking you to help me raise my monetary quota so as to fund projects for MS patients, and to support research to find a cure for MS.


Any amount is greatly appreciated.


Donation Information


                   Two easy ways to help:


1.  You can donate by credit card on this site by clicking on the orange "donate"  button at the bottom of the page , and then by following given instructions, or,

2.  You can donate by mail by writing a check payable to “Bike the US for MS” ; please put in the memo line of the check Nick Patrone/ Southern Tier.


Send to:     Bike the US for MS

                  P.O. Box 10001

                  Blacksburg, VA 24062


Once the check is received by the organization they will post the donation to this website.


 Please note that all donations are tax-deductible.  Bike the US for MS Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization: tax ID # 27-2192426.


     Thank you for helping in this great cause.


           I thank all donors in person, by phone, or by mail. This "Thank you" is for the anonymous donors whom I do not know and whom I wish I could thank in a more personal manner.


            A special thanks to Ken Adams MD, Duncan Fagundus MD, Tammy Kiger MD, and Robert Schellenberg MD, all colleagues and friends of mine who each excel at making patients' lives better. To them I dedicate this ride. 

The White Rabbit

Nick Patrone's Fundraising


ALL 2017 TEAMS TOTAL: $462858

RAISED: $3394
Nick Patrone $500.00
Robert Schellenberg $500.00
Duncan Fagundus $300.00
Anonymous $300.00
Anonymous $250.00
Anonymous $200.00
Anonymous $200.00
Judith Kornegay $125.00
Anonymous $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Robert Kornegay $100.00
Rodney Schmidt $100.00
Jan and Brad Bobbitt $75.00
Barbara Schubauer $50.00
Dick Nanto $50.00
Jan Sullivan-Volz $50.00
marilynn anselmi $50.00
Mark Francek $50.00
Tammy Kiger $50.00
Bryant Greer $30.00
Florida Blvd Baptist Church Puppet Club $25.00
Jane Jones $25.00
Phoebe Rose Patrone $25.00
Colin Berg $20.00
Paul and Eva $20.00
Richard Felix $20.00
Rodney Schmidt $20.00
Chuck Pintac $12.00
Barbara Adams $10.00
charles taylor $10.00
Cliff and Eileen Amos $10.00
Libby Szuflita $5.00
matthew garza $5.00
Kaylyn Messenger $2.00
Sabrina Patrone $2.00
Maitreya Thakkar $1.00
Mike Swan $1.00
Robert Kornegay $1.00