Charlie Bird of Team Sixcycle-RK&O helped his team raise $6700 as part of the ninth annual Tour of Litchfield Hills. This 75 mile ride supports the Center For Cancer Care Fund, Inc., which helps local cancer patients in Torrington, NY with incidental expenses.
Charlie Bird will mark on Thursday his 10th anniversary of being free of Hodgkins lymphoma (diagnosed in his junior year of high school). With Bird's 10-year anniversary of being clear of cancer approaching, the team decided not only to race this weekend, but to raise money for a charity that helps cancer patients in Bird's community. They ended up winning the Mayor's Cup for the most money raised for the ride by a team.