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Occasion raises cash for households of fallen first responders

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Over 2,000 bikers participated within the 34th Annual “Ben to the Shore” occasion Sunday morning.

The 65-mile bike journey advantages the Households Behind the Badge Kids’s Basis, which raises cash for households of fallen first responders.

Organizers say they’ve already reached the aim of $1,000,000.

Final 12 months, the bike journey was digital due to the pandemic, so the group was very excited to fulfill in individual Sunday morning and begin their journey.

“We’re simply actually thrilled that this 12 months we’ll be again supporting all of these nice youngsters’s charities that we do yearly and profit the survivors of fallen police, fireplace and EMS staff,” mentioned Joe Sullivan, President of Households Behind the Badge.

One of many groups taking part was honoring fallen Philadelphia Police Officer Erin Tokley, who died of COVID-19.

He spent 24 years with the police division.

The 34-member staff raised over $35,000 for Households Behind the Badge.


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