Tripp Roth: The Fight Continues

Tripp Roth of Ponchatoula fought a brave fight for two years and eight months. He lost his battle with EB (Epidermolysis Bullosa) on Saturday, but the fight for research and a cure continues.

I’m running the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in Tripp’s honor, to heighten EB awareness and to raise money for DebRA of America – the Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association. DebRA will also donate a portion of the money raised to Tripp’s mom, Courtney.

The race is 50 days away (March 4) and that’s a ton of time to raise more money! With the help of many generous donors, I’ve already raised $2,215 in 13 days. 13 days! When the total reaches $2,500, Massage Envy will match that amount to put us at the goal of $5,000. You know what happens then? I’ll raise the goal to $10,000 and we’ll keep going.

Here’s my plea to businesses: Step up and help out! This is a chance to make a difference by shining a bright light on a terrible disease that most people have never heard of. Do a match — $500, $1,000, $2,500, $5,000 — anything. I’ll put your logo on the back of the “Team Tripp” shirts that’ll be made for race day, one of which I’ll wear in the race. And you’ll  already have a nice tax-deductible donation on the books for 2012.

Please visit my fundraising page HERE and read about EB and Tripp’s story. What he has been through in less than three years will make your heart hurt.


  1. Monica Torres Scafidel says:

    You are a wonderful man to do this in honor of Tripp. Thank you for wanting to raise EB awareness this way and for helping This is exactly what Courtney would want.
    God bless you!
    Monica Scafidel

  2. Hey Scott,
    Just wanted to echo Monica’s comment and say what a great guy you are for doing this. Good luck with the training and good luck with the run! Looking to forward to hearing how you get on and I hope the echo of Tripp’s drums carry you along!
    Daz Newall (in rainy old England!)

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