Where to Find Us:

Pete Zucker Foundation:

 

Mailing Address:

15 Headland Ct
Danville, CA 94506

 

Monica Mazzocco-Zucker
Phone: 925 648-3540

 

Leslie Knight

Phone: 925 200-3572

 

Email us at: petezuckerfoundation@gmail.com

 

The Pete Zucker Foundation is a non-profit organization

EIN # 35-2454573

Peter Frederik Zucker - June 15, 1965 - March 18, 2013

Welcome to The Pete Zucker Foundation, Inc. "For Pete's Sake!"

 

 

Mission
To raise awareness and raise money to find a cure for ALS
Pete's story
In April of 2010 Pete was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gherig's disease. ALS is a progressive terminal disease. Once diagnosed, the typical lifespan is 2-5 years. Pete is now approaching the end, as his respiratory capacity tested at 110% when first diagnosed, and it is now down to 6%. ALS affects all voluntary muscles, including the respiratory of which it will take away ones ability to breathe which leads to death.

There is no cure, or treatment for ALS, and it is not a well known disease of which it gets very little funding for research. I have found that many people have heard ALS, or Lou Gherig, but have no idea what it does. It is an awful disease. Pete, once an incredible athlete, is completely paralyzed, can not speak or eat, and is just waiting to die. Brutal but true.

We wanted to do something, so we started The Pete Zucker Foundation, "For Pete's Sake". We are trying to raise money for research, and build awareness of this devastaing disease. "For Pete's Sake" sweatshirts, t-shirts and socks are being worn all over our community and beyond, supporting our cause. Pete's teamates from his local cycling team, now Kovarus,  and triathlon club, Forward Motion, continue to be there for support, raise money, and spread awareness through the athletic community of which Pete had once been so active in.       Thank you for all of your support.

Monica

ALS - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis