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Over $10,000 Raised with One Journey for Two Smiles, One Hope
A NIGHT WITH TIM O’SHEA
Come hear about his amazing adventure from Manlius to Mt. Marcy!
WHEN: Thursday, March 12th, 7-9pm
WHERE: Syracuse Bicycle, 2540 Erie Blvd, E.
SPECIAL DEAL: All cold weather gear discounted 30% and in honor of Tim’s journey we’re donating 10% of sales to Two Smiles, One Hope. As always, light refreshments provided!
Local fitness coach Tim O’Shea completed an incredible endurance endeavor last week and raised over $10,000 for the Two Smiles, One Hope Foundation. Inspired by Jack and Nolan Willis, Fayetteville twins fighting Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy, O’Shea made a non-stop journey from CNY to the top of Mt Marcy–the highest point in New York– by bike, and on snowshoes. The total, two day trek covering 222 miles took more than 30 hours.
Adding to the challenge was the fact that the National Weather Service reported that nearby Saranac Lake was among the coldest spots in the country at 7 a.m. It was minus 30 during the time that O’Shea and his team were hiking Mt. Marcy.
“I felt good, solid energy from start to finish,” said O’Shea. He credits his ability to complete this incredible journey to proper preparation and a strong emotional connection to the cause. “My journey is done. But for Jack and Nolan, their journey and their challenges are there every single day. It’s my hope that maybe this trip will bring things one step closer so one day they are going to wake up and be facing less of a challenge.”
O’Shea’s quest began at 6:30 a.m. last Monday in minus 10 degree weather from the Nice N Easy convenience store in Manlius. He cycled 207 snowy miles to the Mt. Marcy trailhead at the Adirondack Loj, located just outside the village of Lake Placid. After a short break to eat a meal, O’Shea put on his snowshoes. Joined by his support crew of Phil McCarthy and Paul Komencky, he hiked 7.5 miles straight to the summit of Mt. Marcy.
Please join us on Thursday, March 12th from 7-9 p.m. at Syracuse Bicycle as we host Tim O’Shea for an evening of tale telling! He’ll recount his journey – how he prepared and how he managed to withstand sub zero temperatures over 222 miles enroute to the highest peak in New York. Cold weather gear discounted 30% and we’re donating 10% of sales to Two Smiles, One Hope! RSVP appreciated to firstname.lastname@example.org
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