MATTHEW CROOKS

Hometown
Pittsburgh, PA
College
West Virginia University (Graduated 2006)
Bike
Cannondale SuperSix
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About Matthew Crooks

ABOUT ME

Thank you for visiting my page! My name is Matt. I am 30 years old and grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA. I graduated with a Finance degree from West Virginia University in 2006, and since that time have been working as a commercial insurance broker for a large international brokerage firm.

 

Activities I like to participate in include cycling (I know… shocking), snowboarding, basketball, volleyball, hiking, and reading among many other things.

 

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

MS is an awful, unpredictable disease that affects both the mind and body. It damages the central nervous system and therefore can cause severe issues with mobility, memory/cognitive functioning, vision, and so much else, and can seriously impact the quality of life for people who have it. This disease has affected me personally, as my mom has suffered from the debilitating effects of MS for nearly 15 years.

 

There is so much that is still unknown about what causes or worsens MS, and treatment options are somewhat limited as a result. There’s amazing progress being made all the time through research and awareness efforts! If you’d like to learn more, please consider checking out the National MS Society’s website:

 

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/What-is-MS

 

While the challenge of cycling over 3,700 miles will certainly be daunting, it doesn’t compare to the daily struggles of those suffering from MS…. where the seemingly simple task of getting out of bed can be exhausting. Through this experience, I not only hope to raise money to help find a cure and help those living with the disease, but also raise awareness about the effects of MS and helping those affected by it.

 

WHERE YOU COME IN

As I said before, I must raise at least a total of $3,785 for my bike ride across the United States, but I would like to raise much more if possible. I am certain that with the help of many individuals, all of the cyclists on this trip can reach this goal. You can donate online on my webpage here on Bike the US for MS, or by mail. 

 

If you choose to donate by mail you can write the check payable to “Bike the US for MS” with my name “Matthew Crooks” in the memo line. This should then be sent to the following address:

 

Bike the US for MS

PO Box 10001

Blacksburg, VA 24061

 

I couldn’t be more excited to share this journey with family, friends, riders, and individuals living with Multiple Sclerosis. If you have any questions, or would like to discuss the trip, please do not hesitate to reach out!

Matthew Crooks' Fundraising

TRANSAM 2015 TEAM TOTAL: $191723

ALL 2015 TEAMS TOTAL: $578179

PERSONAL GOAL: $30000
RAISED: $26498
Willis Foundation $9708.00
Ashley Osterrieder $1000.00
James ODell $1000.00
Donna Torisky $500.00
Linda Kortlandt $500.00
Lorrie Moss $500.00
Matthew Crooks $500.00
S Lynda Nichols Berg $500.00
Endagraph Inc $400.00
Marissa Berg $350.00
Anonymous $300.00
Andrew Fellowes $250.00
DonandAmy Winchell $250.00
Heather and Dennis Loos $250.00
Anonymous $250.00
Roger Fertelmes $250.00
Workday Matching Gift $250.00
Janet Faircloth $200.00
Merle & Sandra Bohince $200.00
Neal Baughman $200.00
Trevor Ferguson $200.00
Gregory Adams $170.00
Andrew Doherty $150.00
Deneen Schmitt $150.00
James Bankhead $150.00
Larry and Peggy McNutt $150.00
Maria Shields $150.00
Network for Good $150.00
Ryan Poet $150.00
Washington Chiropractic Center $125.00
Anonymous $120.00
Susan McAuliffe $120.00
Adam and Jen Jones $100.00
AlandLinda Barker $100.00
Barry Rush $100.00
Bettina Rhodes $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Bryan McMinn $100.00
Carolyn Snow $100.00
dave ritch $100.00
David Frank $100.00
David Odasso $100.00
Diane Mascara Crooks Salon $100.00
Emerson and Lou Ann White $100.00
Eric and Julia Moore $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Harold Lester $100.00
Heather Welling $100.00
James Jackson $100.00
Jeff Vereb $100.00
Jeremie Saada $100.00
JOHN COLEMAN $100.00
John Puetz $100.00
Joseph Spina $100.00
Josh Collier $100.00
Kara Zumpella $100.00
Keith and Mary Anne Shreckengast $100.00
Keith Beach $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Mary Muffly $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Pam and Jack Cassidy $100.00
Paul Aaron $100.00
Richard Magrann-Wells $100.00
Ronald Gestiehr $100.00
Scott Speicher $100.00
Sheila DiNardo $100.00
Susan and Charles Caputy $100.00
The Brodzinskis $100.00
The Korcinsky Family $100.00
The Reckers $100.00
The Schusters $100.00
Tim O'Shaughnessy $100.00
Ben Wolfe $80.00
Chubb and Son Matching Gifts Program $80.00
Dale Ackerman $80.00
David and Barbara Crooks $80.00
Joseph Kacsanek $80.00
JR and Linda Stewart $80.00
Laura and Shawn Lamonde $80.00
Lauren and Christopher Pfeiffer $80.00
Holly Scott $75.00
Anonymous $60.00
Alex Muralles $50.00
Annette Arribas $50.00
Chris Karg $50.00
CNA Matching Gift Program $50.00
CNA Matching Gift Program $50.00
Dan DeAlmeida $50.00
Dan Needle $50.00
Dustin Defebo $50.00
James Cinque $50.00
Jason Angello $50.00
Jason Angello $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
Jennifer Sauer $50.00
Kate Gookin $50.00
Kathy Crooks $50.00
Kevin Leach $50.00
Kimberly Crespo $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
Paul Needle $50.00
Ray Ash $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
Sam Boebel $50.00
Samuel & Trish Carlson $50.00
Sarah Robison $50.00
Theresa Willison Graham Holdings Matching Gift $50.00
Theresa Wilson $50.00
Mackenzie Crooks $45.00
Amy Prosser $40.00
Bour Associates $40.00
Brandon Hudson $40.00
Christopher and Lynne Karg $40.00
Courtney Gorby $40.00
Daniel Oshop $40.00
David and Keith Pucalik $40.00
Deneen Schmitt $40.00
Donna Herrle $40.00
J Nanz $40.00
Jim Massucci $40.00
Katheryn Knepshield $40.00
Lisa Massucci $40.00
Sarah Robison $40.00
Sean Norris $40.00
Melanie Bates $35.00
Roian Koerber $30.00
Christine Dunn $25.00
Donna Roberts $25.00
Jiam and MaryAnn Guesman $25.00
Lisa Lockhead $25.00
Lou Mafrice $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Anonymous $20.00
Connie Hendrick $20.00
Dan Witt $20.00
Erin Rossi $20.00
Kimberly Ann Stevenson $20.00
Laura Brockenbaugh $20.00
Matia Marks $20.00
Peter Hui $20.00
Rice Family $20.00
Anonymous $20.00
Robert Beger $10.00
Dianne McCann $5.00
Lisa Caputy $5.00

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