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Biking Across the Nation in Memory of my Brother and my Hero
Northeast Maine to Southwest California


Current Update:
If you would like to keep up to date with our trip progress check out our blog: please click here.


Hey Everybody,

My name is Stephen Prince and I'm currently a junior at UNC Chapel Hill. This summer my friend Wyatt Akin and I will be biking diagonally across the country (3466 miles) in honor of my brother Andrew Prince. He passed away on June 22, 2006, at the age of 23. He was born with a disorder called neurofibromatosis (NF).

Andrew was my best friend and my hero, so I wanted to do something that would raise awareness about NF and help the Children’s Tumor Foundation raise money for research to fund treatments and hopefully someday a cure for NF.


NF is a set of distinct genetic disorders that cause tumors to grow along various types of nerves. NF can affect the development of non-nervous tissues such as bones and skin and causes tumors to grow anywhere on or in the body. The CTF is a research and support organization for individuals with NF. NF is more prevalent than Cystic Fibrosis, hereditary Muscular Dystrophy, Huntington’s Disease, and Tay Sach’s combined. It occurs in 1:3,000 births and about 100,000 Americans have NF. You can learn more about neurofibromatosis and CTF by watching the movie at the bottom of the page or by going to the Children's Tumor Foundation web site CLICK HERE.

And to learn more about the NF Endurance Team and where we are funding research, visit our endurance team page and click on the menu item on the left hand side "Team Fundraising Dollars at Work." CLICK HERE.

The Bike Trip

Starting on June 10th, Wyatt and I will leave from the northeastern tip of Maine, and bike diagonally across the country to the southwestern tip of California. We’ll be biking from Lubec, Maine to Imperial Beach, California, which is about 15 miles south of San Diego. The trip should take about 48 bike days along with 7 rest days (55 days total) at a rate of about 70 miles a day. We'll be staying in cheap motels, camping out, implementing couchsurfing.com, and in anyone's house that is close to the route we'll be taking. It will be the trip of a lifetime.




CLICK HERE TO VIEW A DETAILED INTINERARY



You can donate by the mile or in a lump sum. Please see below for suggested amounts. If you want to donate by check please send to:

The Children's Tumor Foundation
95 Pine St., 16th Floor
New York, NY 10005

please put nfbikenation #4670 on the note line

Thank you for looking at my page and helping me raise money in honor of my brother's life and for the 2 million other people that have NF.


Stephen Prince



Below is a video from the Children’s Tumor Foundation that demonstrates how your support benefits nearly 2 million people worldwide that are affected by neurofibromatosis. I hope you’ll please take a few minutes to watch the video and perhaps be as motivated as we are to support The Children’s Tumor Foundation.

CTF Video Link

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Total donations: $35,024

Goal: $50,000

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Goal

Contributor Amount Comment
Anonymous $33.00
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Teri Prince $3,300.00
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Jessica Yeo $33.00
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Byron and Maria Jones $165.00
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Gus and Libby Prince $330.00
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Richard Silver $330.00
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Susan Eansor $3,300.00
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Dorothy Davis $330.00
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Cheryl Davidson $66.00
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Scarlett Blue $33.00
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Jennifer Thomason $33.00
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Anonymous Hidden
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Bronson Keith $66.00
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Diane Allison $165.00
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Eliza Cohen $35.00
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David and Jennifer Furie $33.00
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Susan Price $33.00
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Cynthia Kellogg $330.00
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Jessica Barber Hidden
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Gus and Libby Prince $330.00
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Paul Cassano $330.00
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Alan Shimmerman $0.18
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Alan Shimmerman $623.88
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Anonymous $165.00
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allan rock $165.00
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Stanley Meretsky $330.00
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Lisa Marshall $100.00
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Jessica Miller $66.00
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Carol Watkins $66.00
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Belle Weisman $100.00
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Joyce Davis $36.00
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audrey loeb Hidden
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Clara Tang $33.00
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Ricki and Steven Sharpe $330.00
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Janet Downing $100.00
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David Steinberg $36.00
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Dan Young $33.00
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William Hayter $250.00
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Mindy Fineman $33.00
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Robert Ehrlich $165.00
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Coe Huddleston $165.00
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Albert Turner $33.00
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Jeff Headley $50.00
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Ralph Jacobson $25.00
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Richard Meretsky $100.00
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Douglas and Robyn Lam $165.00
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Sandi Steiner $33.00
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Robert Bullard $33.00
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James Camp $330.00
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Anne Marie and Ralph Desando $165.00
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Clifford Sutts Hidden
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Jonathan & Liz Richman $165.00
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Gus and Libby Prince $330.00
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Margot Feferman $36.00
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Floyd and Barbara Herman $36.00
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Jenifir Bruno $165.00
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Agnes Cohen $200.00
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Pape Barristers Professional Corporation $750.00
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Tommy & Susan Blake $25.00 "Good Luck stephen! Be careful."
Anonymous $33.00
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David Strosberg $500.00
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elaine strosberg $500.00
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Emily Sharpe $66.00
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Milton Kovinsky $33.00
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Jean Collins $50.00
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Gus and Libby Prince $330.00
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Dave Adams $165.00
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Lianna Bodzin Hidden "Stephen, Good luck on the journey and the fundraising. Lianna"
Sharon Strosberg $500.00
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Christine Soltis $330.00
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Jay and Jordana Strosberg $500.00
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Scott Griffin $40.00 "I work with Jason Tew here at Practicon. He shared your mission with us. You guys are doing a remarkable thing. May God truly bless your trip."
Bruce Messing $50.00
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Allen Lill $33.00
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Mary Prendergast $66.00
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Anonymous $33.00 "I am happy to give my support !!!"
Asta Crowe Hidden "Steven, I'm a bit late but my thoughts are with you, good luck! Asta"
Marg & John Stewart $330.00 "All the best in this ambitious and thoughtful endeavour that you have undertaken!"
Cynthia, Norman & Jordana Camerman $500.00 "What a wonderful idea. Have a safe journey. "
Hilda and Bobby Stevens $50.00
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joyce harris $165.00 "Best of luck, Stephen, from your mother's friend Joyce"
martin and cheryl mock $500.00
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Kathryn Feldman $50.00
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Ricky Goldenberg $100.00
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Harry Rakowski $50.00
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Mary Richmond $50.00
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Gus and Libby Prince $330.00
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Janie Farina $33.00 "You are a very brave guy, and a very special person. I know your Mom, and she is so proud of you! "
Susan Eansor $100.00 "In honour of Riva Meretsky's 90th birthday"
Lisa Marshall $100.00
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Gordon G Strosberg $500.00
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Melinda Walter $33.00 "Hi! My daughter, Jamie, in La Junta, Colorado, met you and wrote an article about you. I think what you are doing is wonderful. Good luck! Melinda"
Mark and Julia Epstein $330.00
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Anonymous $25.00
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TO HONOUR REVA MERETSKY'S 90TH BIRTHDAY $100.00
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Harvey & Cathy Strosberg $10,000.00
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Brian Buzzelli $100.00 "Wishing you great success on your journey."
Michael Lavin $50.00
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David Stewart $66.00 "Sorry for taking so long... best of luck on the last leg of the journey!"
TeriPrince LLc $100.00
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Allen Stemberger $33.00
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Karl Ecker $36.00
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Barbara and Jim Kavanagh $1,000.00
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Gus & Libby Prince $350.00
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Susan Gammage $100.00
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Heather Stewart $66.00
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Bob Skold $165.00
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Ligia Felsen $36.00
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Luke Sangiuliano $100.00
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Amanda Ponikvar $100.00 "Remember me? I am the girl you met in Flagstaff while staying with Kimmy Feldbauer. You took my picture for my facebook page...anyways, this is the most amazing thing I have ever heard of so good luck with your cause and congratulations! "
Ryna Shimmerman $250.00 "Dear Stephen and Wyatt You did it and we all felt that as we followed your blog that we were there with you and Andrew throughout the journey. Congratulations on doing something exceptional. We are so proud of you. Love Ryna and Jerry "
Darrell&Kathy Collins $20.00 "Stephen, Kathy& I both are proud of your accomplishment. To have planned and executed a venture across America in todays world successfully is truly remarkable. Furthermore, to dedicate your efforts to your Brothers' memory is absolutely wonderful. Congratulations on all that you have achieved.Darrell&Kathy Collins"
Belle Weisman $110.00
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Lino Della-Bianca $50.00
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Alana Prettitore Hidden "Congratulations on making the journey! You all are amazing!"
Dan Thomason $100.00
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Dagmar Dayan $10.00
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Susan & Walter O'Hearn Hidden "Hope the trip went well. A huge undertaking! Best Wishes"
John Risner Sharon Parente $100.00
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Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation $250.00
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