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Sullivan County Cyclists Raise $5000 for the Center For Discovery in Bergen to Bethel Century (100) Mile Charity Bike Ride


Middletown, N.Y. – August 30, 2018, – On June 1st, a group of Sullivan County residents and avid cyclists ventured out on their annual century 100-mile bike ride from Bergen County, New Jersey to Bethel, New York. For the first time, the group decided to turn their annual event into a charity bike ride to benefit The Center For Discovery (TCFD) - a provider of healthcare and education services for more than 1,200 children and adults with complex disabilities, medical frailties and Autism Spectrum Disorders, located in Sullivan County. Through personal donations and corporate sponsorships, the group of 12 cyclists raised $5000.00 to benefit TCFD.

Corporate sponsors of the B2B include Crystal Run Healthcare, The DAK Group, Ltd, and Murphy, Miller & Baglieri, LLP. Known as the “Bergen to Bethel” or “B2B”, the 100-mile distance ride was organized 8 years ago by Alan Scharfstein, President, The DAK Group, Ltd. A group of Alan’s friends from New Jersey and Bethel, including Hal Teitelbaum, MD, Managing Partner and CEO of Crystal Run Healthcare have joined in the rigorous but fun adventure over the years, and this year was no exception. During the approximately 103 mile ride, the group of 12 riders had four flat tires and one cracked bike frame, the latter preventing the rider to complete the journey, but the group persevered and 11 riders made it to their destination. Erik Morse, an employee of The Center for Discovery joined the 2018 ride, along with Robert Friedman, Mark Freidberg, Phil Murphy, Dan Kramer, Zachary Scharfstein, Melvin Peters, Andrew Lustigman and Alan Thompson.

“While thinking about the ride this year, as a group we decided we wanted to pay it forward for the benefit of others—and having friends with family members who live and receive care at The Center for Discovery, it was the obvious choice to serve as the beneficiary of our first ever charity ride,” said Hal Teitelbaum, MD,  CEO of Crystal Run.