October 28, 2019by GPYMCA

BARRINGTON, RI – October 19 – The Bayside Family YMCA’s 3rd Annual Cycle for Your Cause event raised more than $15,500 dollars on Saturday to support children and families in need throughout Bristol, Warren, and Barrington.

This sprawling event drew over 130 riders from dozens of communities, including some virtual riders.

The campaign ensures YMCA programs, memberships, and camp experiences are accessible to everyone regardless of financial means by providing scholarships and assistance to those who need it most. “This year’s event exceeding our expectations and continues to grow each year,” said Michael Squatrito, Executive Director of the Bayside Family YMCA. “At the Y, no child, family or adult is turned away. We recognize that for communities to succeed, everyone must have the opportunity to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.”

Programs supported by the annual campaign include LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA for cancer survivors, swim lessons and water safety, Race 4 Chase, a kid’s triathlon, summer camp, families impacted by addiction, veterans, and Pedaling for Parkinson’s.

“My daughter was riding to support the Race 4 Chase program at the Y. She has found it extraordinarily helpful in her rehab from a broken growth plate in her foot in 2018 and spinal cord surgery in 2019,” said Craig Dunlap, Father of Elizabeth Dunlop. “She also learned how to ride a bike, which has given her a boost in confidence and has made many terrific friends along the way.

There’s still time to contribute to this special campaign.