HYANNIS, Mass. (WHDH) -
7News anchors Adam Williams and Kayna Whitworth took part in the Best Buddies Challenge, a bike ride from Boston to Hyannis to raise money for people with intellectual disabilities.
"We rode for a reason. Everyone was unstoppable," Williams said after the ride.
Best Buddies creates friendships and job opportunities and training for people living with developmental disabilities. For months, riders collected donations, dollars for miles. Nearly 1,600 riders made it to the event on Saturday and raised around $4.5 million.
The fun began at the start line but didn't stop 100 miles down the road at the finish line.
Our buddies competed in tandem bike rides with Tom Brady and other stars. Riders, runners and walkers rested, rehydrated and took in the beach. Another year, another celebration for all our Best Buddies and the mission doesn't stop here.
"It's 365 days, seven days a week for people with special needs," said Best Buddies Founder Anthony K. Shriver.
The program, which has chapters in Massachusetts, means a lot to some of its members.
I don't think they've invented the words to express myself how much the Best Buddies means to my son," said a mother at the event.
You can still donate to Best Buddies by visiting Adam or Kayna's fundraising pages.
Thursday, July 31 2014 12:47 AM EDT2014-07-31 04:47:41 GMT
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