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Local “Plus”

Feb/Mar 2017

Ride For Hope

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returns for 10th Anniversary BY THE ELEUTHERAN NEWS TEAM

Scores of cyclists, amateur and seasoned, were out bright and early on Saturday morning, February 18th, 2017 in support of the Ride For Hope (RFH) event, which sees riders traverse as a many as 100 miles along Eleuthera’s rolling hills and gorgeous coastal scapes, all in an effort to raise vital funds towards fighting cancer. After a brief foray into New Providence for the 9th staging of

the Ride For Hope, Susan Larson and Stephen Holowesko, original founders as well as siblings, returned to the place where it all began in 2006 for the 10th Anniversary event, choosing to host it this time against the back drop of the Cocodimama property on Alabaster Bay (Brownie Beach). During an interview with Susan Larson on the morning of the event, she explained their main goals, saying, “We always have two main goals. Our first goal is to put on a

(L-R) Participating families, who came up from New Providence for the ride, in memory of their cherished loved ones who have passed on as a result of Cancer.

very memorable and safe event for our participants. Our second goal is to raise as much money as we can for a very critical cause.” Recognizing some of the invaluable people components of the event’s success to date, Susan highlighted, “We have so many people that help us, beyond the cyclists, an incredible group of volunteers. They give of their time and make the day very memorable for the participants. Also, our corporate sponsors, who for the past ten years have underwritten the cost of staging the event. That’s an incredible thing, because it has enabled us to commit 100 percent of the

funds that the cyclists raise to cancer causes. Not many events around the world can say they can commit 100 percent of those funds raised, and the only reason we can do that is because of the generosity of our corporate sponsors.” RFH, noted Susan, had grown bigger and bigger each year, however, there were concerns that had to be resolved, she shared, “Our event this year is by design, smaller than past years. We found that between year

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