Dorchester Resident and Community Activist Will Bike Cross-Country To Raise Funds For TBH

Dorchester resident, Laurie Martinelli will bike from Bar Harbor, ME to Seattle, WA to benefit The Boston Home.

“We are so grateful to Laurie for taking on this enormous feat, in the name of The Boston Home,” said Marva Serotkin, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Boston Home. “This is an amazing opportunity to raise awareness of Multiple Sclerosis and we are grateful to Laurie for designating The Boston Home as the recipient of her fundraising trip.”

Martinelli is the Executive Director of National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts (NAMI Mass) and past President of the Board of Directors of Dot House Health. “I am a life-long biker and have wanted to bike cross-country for years. I am so excited that I can combine my desire to bike cross-country and raise funds for The Boston Home at the same time,” said Martinelli. “The Boston Home is a 135 year-old venerable organization in Dorchester that should be recognized for the inspiring work they do – providing a full life for their residents that have advanced multiple sclerosis and other neurological diseases.”

This will be Martinelli’s first cross-country biking trip. She will depart from Bar Harbor, Maine on May 28 and arrive in Seattle on August 4. In total, Martinelli will bike more than 4,300 miles over a ten-week period. The trip is organized by Bike the US for MS. All proceeds from her tour will support The Boston Home.

To support Ms. Martinelli go to: http://www.biketheusforms.org/cyclists/detail.asp?cid=1176

or mail your check to:

Bike the US for MS

P.O. Box

Blackburg, VA  24026

Please write “Laurie Martinelli” in the check memo line.