Team CSR rode in the 35th annual Pan-Mass Challenge bike-a-thon to support adult and pediatric cancer care at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. CSR Burlington’s Mary Alice McParlane (4 time rider) and Art Weeks (3 time rider) joined approximately 5800 other riders and 3000 volunteers in a common goal of raising over $40 million. Thanks to the generosity of CSR and many sponsors they were able to raise nearly $10,000. (Donations can still be made to support this great causes: Mary Alice McParlane; Art Weeks).
Art writes: “This year the route took riders from the starting point at Babson College in Wellesley to Gillette Stadium in Foxboro (home of the New England Patriots). From there we made our way back to Wellesley along a route that felt like a climb all the way. Who knew there were so many hills? In total we covered 47 miles on the bike in mostly overcast and rainy conditions. Almost on cue the sun made an appearance as we crossed the finish line…”
The experience left both riders wanting more and plans have already started to tackle the more challenging 163 mile two-day ride next year. Thank you to everyone for the tremendous level of support this year!