SARASOTA, Fla. – October 28, 2014 – The Team Tony Foundation – a group of cancer survivors and volunteers (referred to as “Teammates”), who provide support and resources to cancer fighters (referred to as “Fighters”) – wrapped up its 6th annual Cycle of Life (COL) event on Sunday, October 5, 2014. The two-day, 200+ mile cycling event attracted 75 riders and exceeded the foundation’s goal of $100,000 by raising $117,445.77. “We thank all our participants, sponsors, donors and the community for making this year’s Cycle of Life event the best and most successful one yet,” said Tony McEachern, founder of the Team Tony Foundation. “Together, we can bring support, hope and strength to the lives of people in our community battling cancer.”
COL is in its sixth year and participation has tripled since the inaugural event. The annual ride begins in Ormond Beach and culminates with a welcome home party on Lakewood Ranch Main Street. All donated funds and registration fees help fund the Team Tony Foundation’s goal of providing support and positively impacting as many people in our community as possible who have been diagnosed with cancer.
About the Team Tony Foundation:
Founded in 2010 by cancer survivor Tony McEachern, the Team Tony Foundation pairs cancer fighters with cancer survivors of similar diagnosis and age to offer insight and inspiration throughout the cancer journey. The foundation manages a volunteer program at the Florida Cancer Specialists and utilizes a survivor training program based on coaching methodology at Georgetown University. The majority of the foundation’s annual budget is funded by the Cycle of Life event, a 200-mile bike ride across Florida. For more information, visit TeamTony.org.
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