Bicycles Battling Cancer
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Our 5th annual Bicycles Battling Cancer ride will take place on Sunday, June 9, in Central Massachusetts. Beginner and veteran cyclists are welcome and you have your choice of routes: Century Ride - 100 miles, Metric Century - 70 miles, or Lite Ride - 30 miles. All riders must commit to raising a minimum of $300.
It’s not too late to register or to encourage someone you know to participate. Also, volunteers are needed the day of the ride to staff water stops along the route and cheer on riders. To learn more visit bicyclesbattlingcancer.org or call 1- 800-227-2345.
Currently, more than 260 cyclists have registered for bike ride, which starts and ends at the Hillside School in Marlborough, MA.
New to the event this year is a Bio-Pharma Challenge, initiated by John Hennessy, Head of Business Operations, Neuroscience R&D at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals. Bio-tech and pharmaceutical companies around New England are challenged to some friendly competition to see who can raise the most in the fight to end cancer through Bicycles Battling Cancer. Currently, five companies have joined AstraZeneca in the challenge, including Flexion Therapeutics, Third Rock Ventures/Jounce, and PerkinElmer, Inc. These dedicated companies have registered 81 riders, and have raised more than $26,000. With momentum for the challenge on the rise, more riders and funds raised are expected.
Other added features this year include perks for the Top 10 fundraisers as of June 4, such as VIP parking and special Bicycles Battling Cancer pint glasses, and online fundraising incentives.
When a participant raises $3,000 or more, he/she earns Pacesetter status and receives Bicycles Battling Cancer riding shorts, a jersey, and jacket. Pacesetters also receive special recognition at the event and throughout the year.
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