• Plant City YMCA To Host Annual Dean's Ride to Benefit Cancer Survivor Program

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    March 09, 2020
    Plant City YMCA To Host Annual Dean’s Ride to Benefit Cancer Survivor Program
    Plant City, FL (March 9, 2020) In conjunction with Plant City’s ‘Bike with the Mayor’ event, the Plant City Family YMCA will host the 8th Annual Dean’s Ride, which supports the LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA program for cancer survivors and their families, this Saturday, on March 14 at the HCC Trinkle Center, located at 1206 N. Park Road in Plant City.  
    This annual fundraising event consists of four cycling distances: 62-Mile Metric Century; 46-Mile Half-Century; 39-Mile Half-Metric Century; and 19-Mile Quarter-Metric Century options. Several exciting changes are planned for 2020 including all new routes for each segment. Riders will be able to enjoy the scenic Plant City countryside and smell the sweet scent of the strawberry fields.
    Check-in and day-of ride registration for all ride segments begins at 6:30 am. A staggered ride start will begin at 7:30 am.
    WHAT: Plant City Family YMCA to host 8th Annual Dean’s Ride to benefit LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA, a free 12-week wellness program for cancer survivors or those going through treatment and their families.
    WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 7:30 a.m.
    WHERE: Start/End at HCC Plant City Campus, 1206 N. Park Rd., Plant City, FL 33563
    REGISTRATION: Click here to register or for more information.
    MORE INFORMATION: Contact Jerilyn Rumbarger at 813.401.1477.

    About Dean’s Ride
    Founded in 2013, Dean’s Ride was created in memory of Dean Snyder, who passed away in August of 2013 from esophageal cancer. He was a member of the Plant City Family YMCA and a 29-year resident of Plant City and a local business owner Snyder Investments and Financial Services. He developed a love for road cycling after his diagnosis and lived by his life motto “Strength and Honor.” He forever will remain a pillar of strength and model of honor in the Plant City community.
    About the Plant City Y
    The Plant City Y is committed to providing kids with the tools they need to be successful in school and life; preventing/reducing childhood obesity; providing cancer survivors and their families with a place to heal through the LIVESTRONG® program; ensuring active older adults maintain/improve physical and social health while aging; and preventing and reducing accidental death due to drowning by providing aquatic education and swim lessons. The Plant City Y values diversity and inclusion by being open and welcoming to all. www.tampaymca.org
    Jerilyn Rumbarger
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