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Bro. Shamus Charity Ride


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    Bro. Shamus’s goal is to raise $45,000 for the  Dorothy Day Outreach Center at Saint Francis University, volunteer-based charity dedicated to Franciscan values that provides food and necessities to members of the local community suffering from rural poverty.

    100% of the proceeds will be donated.  

    Learn more about the Dorothy Day Center

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  • The Ride

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    Brother Shamus will be biking 1,000 miles through ten states. Follow his journey.


    The Man

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    A stage 4 cancer survivor, Brother Shamus is a "riding miracle". Read his incredible story.

  • On September 6, 2017, 70-year-old Brother Shamus McGrenra T.O.R., a stage 4 colon cancer survivor, will tackle his toughest route in the history of the annual #GoBroShamus Charity Bike Ride. The journey will begin in Bar Harbor, Maine and cover nearly 1,000 miles of mountainous terrain, taking Bro. Shamus through 10 states and six major cities before coming to an end in Jamestown, Virginia.


  • The Cause

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    The Dorothy Day Outreach Center at Saint Francis University has been serving the poor for 36 years.


    Wanna help?

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    Join the "Shamus Shuffle", make a donation, and more ways you can support Brother Shamus. 

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    • Battling cancer and helping the poor

      For the first time, the Saint Francis University chapter of Sideline Cancer has partnered with Bro. Shamus to support his annual charity bicycle ride to benefit the Dorothy Day Outreach Center. The group will host fundraisers on campus this September to raise money for the Bro. Shamus Charity Ride.

      Learn what they have in common

    • Our doors and hearts are open...

      The Dorothy Day Outreach Center (DDOC) at Saint Francis University has announced new hours, effective immediately, to better serve its clients.

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    • Sip, savor, support...

      The Dorothy Day Outreach Center will host its 2nd annual wine tasting event as part of Saint Francis University’s Homecoming weekend celebration on Saturday, October 22. The wine tasting will run from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the John F. Kennedy Student Center on campus.

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    • Your ride begins now...

      You can join Bro. Shamus on his charity ride to raise money for the Dorothy Day Outreach Center by organizing your own "ride" in your own city.

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    • 4th Annual Bro. Shamus Shuffle

      The Saint Francis University Social Committee is sponsoring the 4th annual Bro. Shamus Shuffle on Saturday, August 27 at the Memorial Field Pavilion in Ebensburg. Cyclers, runners and walkers are invited to join Bro. Shamus for a day along the Ghost Town Trail as he works toward his goal of raising $40,000 for the Dorothy Day Outreach Center.

      Join the ride