Plymouth Meeting, Pa.-based Cooney Brothers raised more than $10,000 for the fight against cancer during the American Cancer Society’s recent Bike-A-Thon. The event started in Philadelphia at the foot of the Ben Franklin Bridge and stretched 66 miles to Atlantic City, N.J., where the ride finished on the boardwalk and beach. All 13 members of “Team Cooney” rode their committed distances, with the majority biking the full 66 miles. Cooney Brothers vastly exceeded its initial fundraising goal of $6,000.
“All of us have been affected by cancer in our lives,” Cooney Brothers President Gerry Cooney said. “It’s hard to describe the fun and camaraderie associated with this annual event. Our members love to ride and that’s part of what motivates us to get involved, but there is most certainly something bigger going on here. Cooney Brothers is proud to be a part of the fight against cancer through its support of the American Cancer Society.”