On Sunday, September 18th, Knowledgent Cares and the Knowledgent Riding Club raised money and pedaled towards a cure at the 12th annual Century for the Cure, benefitting the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The Knowledgent Riding Club raised over $10,000 for the Cancer Institute!
The Century for the Cure is a charity bike ride that brings together hundreds of riders from all over New Jersey to raise money and participate in a 100, 62, or 40 mile ride through some of the most scenic back roads of Central New Jersey. This year, Century for the Cure raised $227,076 for the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, a leader in delivering advanced comprehensive care to adults and children and in cutting-edge cancer research.
Riding Club member Harj Dhillon summarized the day:
“Adorned in our slick new company jerseys, we had an energized and nervous group that showed up at the starting line at 6:50 am on a Sunday morning. Some had trained hard. Others, not at all – but all had raised money for a great cause. Once the ride started, our 62 mile group was off to the races, their taillights blinking ahead, as the rest of us tried to keep up. We were laughing and joking until the hills came and splintered us into subgroups. We reunited at the 20 mile rest stop, where we did a photo opp and all agreed that PB&J sandwiches are the best thing ever. And then we were off again, as rain clouds threatened. Everyone pushed hard to the finish, where we reunited for bbq, our medals, and stories about hills that would never end, fast descents, and the aches in places where there shouldn’t be aches. Soon after, once we could bend and walk again, we all departed with ideas for more rides and even bigger goals next year. It was just great to be part of something with my coworkers that took us all out of our comfort zones, but also helped raise money for a illness that can be beaten if we continue to work together. Improving lives is a part of our company’s purpose, and this event exemplifies that – for our own health and for the broader community.”
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