AUBURN, NH (BRAIN)—An Auburn teen fighting cancer was the biggest winner of the 3rd annual Sucker Brook 'Cross, a cyclocross race held recently at Auburn Village School.
Race director Jack Chapman recently presented Stephanie Trombly, 18, with a check for $6,500 to help with medical expenses.
"The donation is thanks to our generous sponsors and racers," Chapman said this week. "Everyone who raced, sponsored or volunteered at the race should be proud of their contribution."
Trombly had a kidney removed last year because of a tumor; she is still receiving chemotherapy.
September’s The Sucker Brook 'Cross is one of the fastest growing cyclocross races in New England. In its third year, the event registered 341 racers.
In its short history, the event has established a tradition of raising money to benefit local residents with cancer or other life threatening diseases.
"It's a good thing whenever the cycling community can become involved in non-cycling activities that add value to the community," Chapman said. "I think it's important for people competing in races to know that they can make a difference."