Bro. Shamus’s goal is to raise $50,000 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.
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In 2011, Bro. Shamus McGrenra T.O.R., a 70-year-old Franciscan friar beloved by the community, decided to use his love of cycling as a way to raise money for the
Dorothy Day Outreach Center at Saint Francis University. Hence, the annual Brother Shamus Charity Ride was born. The first year, he cycled 375 miles, and was able to raise over $12,000. Since then, he has raised a total of over $200,000 for the Center to assist local
families in need.
While making initial plans for his third charity ride in 2013, Bro. Shamus was diagnosed with colon cancer. Undergoing treatment and unable to ride, but knowing how much the Dorothy Day Outreach Center relies on his fundraising efforts, he reached out to the community for help. To show its support, Saint Francis University organized the first Bro. Shamus Shuffle, an event aimed to
get others moving and to help Bro. Shamus reach his fundraising goal.
The Bro. Shamus Shuffle remains a fun community event that allows others to join Bro. Shamus as he cycles for charity.
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