The Kovarus Racing Team(Kovarus / Wells Fargo) and Kovarus Cycling Club (Kovarus / 6Fifteen Cyclery) are both charitable organizations equally committed to cycling and to helping raise awareness of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Proceeds will benefit the Pete Zucker Foundation, “For Pete’s Sake” aimed at raising awareness for the ALS and finding a treatment for this incurable disease.
In April of 2010, Zucker, an elite athlete and member of the Kovarus/Wells Fargo Cycling team, was diagnosed with ALS. ALS is a progressive terminal disease, and once diagnosed the typical lifespan is 2-5 years. The disease affects all voluntary muscles, including the respiratory system, which take away one’s ability to breathe and leads to death. The racing team and club are committed to raising awareness to this little known disease which receives very little funding for research.