Senator Joe Scarnati & Lt. Governor Jim Cawley to Kick Off 6th Annual Charity Bike Ride to Benefit Children’s Hospitals

(HARRISBURG) – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) and Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley will once again host a three-day, 100-mile charity bike ride from Gettysburg to Annville to raise money for three children’s hospitals in Pennsylvania.

Scarnati explained that this is the sixth annual charity bike ride for children’s hospitals.  Money raised during the ride will go to the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.

“These hospitals provide outstanding healthcare to numerous children from Pennsylvania and across the country as well,” Scarnati said.  “My family has experienced first-hand the exceptional and compassionate care provided by the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and it’s an honor to ride for them as well as the other two facilities.  Each hospital helps thousands of families receive the finest quality of care every year.”

According to Scarnati, so far this year more than $116,000 has been raised for the hospitals and 50 riders will be taking part in the three-day event.

“These are a great three days with great people biking for great cause,” Cawley said.  “I am honored to work with Senator Scarnati in organizing the event and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to help provide quality health care to Pennsylvania children who need it the most.”

The schedule will be as follows:

September 12 — Gettysburg Battlefield to York
September 13 — York to Hershey
September 14 — Hershey to Annville

“Over the past five years, through the generous contributions of many people, organizations and businesses we have raised more than $690,000 for the children’s hospitals,” Scarnati stated.  “It is very exciting for us to be able to contribute to these three great facilities to show appreciation and support for the work they have done to help so many sick children.”

Scarnati said contributions to the Scarnati/Cawley 100 can be made payable to Scarnati/Cawley 100 and mailed to The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, PO Box 678, Harrisburg, PA 17108. Donations can also be made online through PayPal.

For more information on the Scarnati/Cawley 100 and to access the PayPal link, click here.

CONTACTS:

Drew Crompton (Senator Scarnati) dcrompton@pasen.gov (717) 787-7084

Chris Brennan (Lt. Governor Jim Cawley) chrisbrenn@pa.gov  (717) 787-5956