Why I Ride? – Dan Sullivan from Team Sully’s Spin Doctors
“When my wife was diagnosed with Parkinson’s we immediately began to research; treatment options, education and ways to get involved with the PD community. It didn’t take long to find the New England Parkinson’s Ride. The Ride combined my love for cycling and a desire to do something to support Parkinson’s research. I reached out to a circle of friends and family to see if anyone would be interested in joining us in Maine for our first ride. The response was overwhelming and Sully’s Spin Doctors was born. The riding team consisted of friends, some as far back as high school and college as well as family. In September 2021, 14 of us rode and we raised $8,500 with donations from supporters around the country. This past year we rode again, many of us doing the 62-mile metric century, and raised $10,000. We had a great cheering section of family and friends who thoroughly enjoyed the Ride weekend. We are already planning this year to increase our team of riders and to raise more money than we did last year. The support that we have received from our riders, donors, family and friends and the camaraderie from the NEPR team is inspiring. We look forward to being a strong presence in September and going forward.”
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