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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Bro. Shamus encounters a young mother and her two children during a visit to the
Dorothy Day Outreach Center on campus, and becomes inspired to do something to help out.
Bro. Shamus combines his love of cycling and his desire to help the poor, and embarks on his inaugural charity ride to benefit the Dorothy Day Outreach Center. He would travel 375 miles, raising nearly $12,000.
Humbled by the generosity of the community, Bro. Shamus turns his charity ride into an annual event and increases his distance and fundraising goal, traveling 425 miles and raising more than $22,000.
During a routine medical screening, Bro. Shamus is diagnosed with colon cancer and begins simultaneous rounds of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Devastated that he is unable to ride for the Dorothy Day Outreach Center, Bro. Shamus reaches out to the
community for support.
Bro. Shamus Shuffle is established, and together with his friends, he is able to raise a total of nearly $30,000.
While still undergoing chemotherapy treatments, Bro. Shamus completes his “Five States in Five Days (The Lord Willing) for the DDC” charity ride, with a little help from his friends Jerry Laffey and Sister Mary Ann Spanjers, OSF. Together, the trio raised over $32,000
for the Dorothy Day Outreach Center.
As Bro. Shamus makes plans for his 2015 charity ride, “Returning to Our Roots,” he learns that his cancer is in remission. That August, he cycles nearly 550 miles from Pittsburgh to New York City, visiting Dorothy Day-affiliated centers in five major cities along the way. He
surpasses his goal of $35,000, raising just over $45,000.
Learn more about his 2015 charity ride, "Returning to Our Roots."
Bro. Shamus takes on one of his biggest challenges yet, “Cycling the Atlantic Coast for the Dorothy Day Outreach Center.” He sets out on a 1,500-mile bicycle ride from New York City to Sarasota, Fla., traveling through 10 states and 20 major cities. He raises $57,080.26 for the Dorothy Day Outreach Center – far more than his goal of $40,000.
On September 8th, 2017, 70-year-old Brother Shamus's journey began in Bar Harbor, Maine and cover nearly 1,000 miles of mountainous terrain, taking Bro. Shamus through 11 states and six major cities before coming to an end in Jamestown, Virginia.
Having cycled more than 4,000 miles and raising over $260,000 for Dorothy Day, Brother Shamus isn't done yet. For the 8th Annual Brother Shamus Charity Ride, Brother will cycle more than 1,000 miles around the perimeter of Florida.
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