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‘Grand Fondo Sarasota’ event raises money for those affected by cancer

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Published: Oct. 10, 2021 at 3:51 PM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - On Sunday morning, the Team Tony Cancer Foundation held its yearly Grand Fondo Sarasota bike race at Nathan Benderson Park to honor those affected by cancer.

The event was a fundraiser for the Team Tony Foundation, which offers free peer-to-peer support and resources to cancer fighters, survivors, and caregivers. The bike race also helped connect those who are all going through the same fight.

“It’s actually a little emotional ... we put our mission into the ride this year,” said Tony McEachern, Team Tony founder and brain cancer survivor.

Before the event began, many caregivers and survivors met with Tony to express how his organization touched their lives.

“It was a really cool surprise they started off with. A caregiver coming up and saying her husband is over the fight and we were instrumental in helping them do that.”

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