We face challenges throughout our lives but it is the people we surround ourselves with that make those challenges easier to overcome. This summer three of our girls including Allie Nick, Carolyn Murray and Margaret Curran took part in the 10th Annual Connecticut Challenge Bike Ride, which fundraises to help support cancer survivors and empower them to live happy and healthy lives with resources and survivorship programs.
The morning began in Westport Connecticut, on July 26th, where riders were welcomed by an inspiring ceremony that was followed by a survivor walk where cancer survivors and fighters walked with strength together to the starting line. Before the ride began monarch butterflies were released in the air to represent the spirit and support of those facing the challenges of cancer.
Our girls fundraised to ride 25 miles in honor and support of surviving family members and friends, some of which were there that morning and participated in the ceremony. It was an amazing event where people of all ages came together and rode among the beautiful streets of Fairfield County for such an important cause. “It is important to remember the battle doesn’t stop once you are cancer free. Survivors need support to get back on their feet physically as well as emotionally. That is why I ride- to empower survivors and fighters to live a happy and healthy life,” said Phi Mu senior Margaret Curran.
Working closely with Children’s Miracle Network, Phi Mu Gamma Nu holds a special place for philanthropy in our hearts. It was inspiring to hear how our girls continued to support and give back to a heart warming cause this summer through the Connecticut Challenge Bike Ride. They worked hard and pushed themselves to be that extra hand of support and to make a difference, and for that, we as a chapter are proud.