Friday, December 19, 2014

6ABC's Adam Joseph joining thousands in ACS Bike-a-Thon this weekend

This weekend, thousands of bikers will take part in the American Cancer Society's (ACS) 41st annual bike ride. Among them will be 6ABC meteorologist Adam Joseph, who will set out on a 65-mile trek in honor of his grandmother, who passed away from cancer in July 2001.

6ABC's Adam Joseph joining thousands in ACS Bike-a-Thon this weekend

This weekend, thousands of bikers will take part in the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) 41st annual bike ride. Among them will be 6ABC meteorologist Adam Joseph, who will set out on a 65-mile trek in honor of his grandmother, who passed away from cancer in July 2001.

“Sunday will be a bittersweet morning,” admits Joseph. “I’m riding for my nana, who passed away from cancer `12 years ago this month. But I’m also riding for those still battling the disease today, those who are now cancer-free—and to bring awareness to the ACS.”     

The family-friendly event has four different starting points—the most prominent being the base of the Ben Franklin Bridge—and riders can choose from seven different length options. All riders will finish their journey at the Buena Vista Camping Park in Buena, N.J. where they will be greeted with a free lunch, two ceremonies honoring cancer survivors and family activities.

Last year’s event raised in excess of $1.3 million for the American Cancer Society, thanks in large part to people like Adam Joseph, who’s become heavily involved in Hospice and ACS since his grandmother’s passing.

“An important part of our lives revolves around community support, spirit and giving back,” Joseph summarizes. “I’m very honored to be biking with survivors and those who support this very important cause.”

For more information on the American Cancer Society’s Bike-a-Thon or to offer your own donation, visit www.acsbike.org

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