2017 Granite State Quest
The mission of the Granite State Quest is to raise funds to conquer childhood cancer. Partnering with the Massachusetts General Hospital, the funds raised by The Granite State Quest will be specifically directed towards pediatric cancer research developed and initiated by the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Unit of the Mass General Hospital for Children. The MGH team has world-renowned experience in treating leukemia, lymphomas and brain tumors.
Over the past 14 years, dedicated participants of the Granite State Quest have raised more than $1.4 million dollars. Thanks to generous in-kind donations from many businesses, 100% of the funds raised by the riders has gone directly to pediatric cancer research and patient care at Mass General.
Starting and finishing at The Timberland Company in Stratham, New Hampshire, riders have the opportunity to bicycle 50 miles throughout southern New Hampshire. The route takes the riders along the beautiful NH coast and inland up and down the rolling hills of the countryside. Many riders return year after year to reconnect with new friends and riding partners – all committed to raising funds to help eliminate the terrible sting of cancer.
The day concludes with a post ride barbecue and celebration. Riders, volunteers and family members all gather to share stories of the day’s ride. While there may be a few aches and pains, the riders find great comfort in knowing that they have become members of the community that is needed to bridge the gap between the hope and the reality of finding a cure for cancer.
Registration is $85 per rider and riders are asked to commit to raising $750 ($1500 is suggested.). All funds raised benefit the pediatric hematology-oncology program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.