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Cycling event helps cancer patients

On Sept. 15 at Hopkinton’s Elm Brook State Park, a very special event will take place. The eighth annual Pedaling for Payson cycling event is a bicycle ride to benefit the wonderful Gene Gillis Fund at Concord Hospital’s Payson Cancer Center. The Gillis Fund exists solely to help cancer patients with out-of-pocket expenses not covered by insurance, such as gas cards, grocery expenses and nutritional supplements.

Suitable for all levels of cyclists, the 16-, 30-, 51- and 77-mile courses cover some of central New Hampshire’s most beautiful and scenic roads in Hopkinton, Webster, Warner, Bradford and surrounding towns. Cycle past farms and lakes, along lovely streams and across covered bridges. There will be food and support stops along the way, and a barbecue at the finish, along with some great music and even a message. For more information and to register, just Google Pedaling for Payson. Join us!

(Dr. Chris Hallowell is a trustee of Concord Hospital’s Pedaling for Payson Committee.)

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