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Cross-country bicycle ride for kids with cancer

Gene Connor is thankful to arrive at Sunrise

Gene Connor is thankful to arrive at Sunrise Day Camp in Wheatley Heights after his two-month bike trip that started in San Diego to raise money for the camp, which serves kids with cancer and their siblings. (Aug. 24, 2012) Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

Syosset High School drama teacher Gene Connor completed a two-month bicycle ride from San Diego to Sunrise Day Camp in Wheatley Heights. The ride raise money for the camp, which serves kids with cancer and their siblings. (Aug. 24, 2012)

Gene Connor rolls into Sunrise Day Camp in
Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

Gene Connor rolls into Sunrise Day Camp in Wheatley Heights with his children after completing a two-month bicycle ride from San Diego to raise money for the camp, which serves kids with cancer and their siblings. (Aug. 24, 2012)

Family and friends greet Gene Connor at Sunrise
Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

Family and friends greet Gene Connor at Sunrise Day Camp in Wheatley Heights. Connor had just completed a two-month bicycle ride from San Diego to raise money for the camp, which serves kids with cancer and their siblings. (Aug. 24, 2012)

Gene Connor, third from right, poses with students
Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

Gene Connor, third from right, poses with students from his Syosset High School drama class at Sunrise Day Camp in Wheatley Heights. Connor had just finished a two-month bicycle ride from San Diego to raise money for the camp. (Aug. 24, 2012)

Gene Connor, 49, poses with daughter Sarah, left,
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Gene Connor, 49, poses with daughter Sarah, left, and twin sons William and James. The Connor family dipped their back tires in the Pacific Ocean at the kickoff point for their journey from San Diego to Sunrise Day Camp in Wheatley Heights to raise money for the camp, which serves kids with cancer and their siblings.

Amy Connor poses with son James, 9, at
Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

Amy Connor poses with son James, 9, at Sunrise Day Camp in Wheatley Heights. Amy's husband, Gene Connor, had just completed a two-month bicycle ride from San Diego to raise money for the camp, which serves kids with cancer and their siblings. (Aug. 24, 2012)

Amy Connor poses with her daughter, Sarah, 13,
Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

Amy Connor poses with her daughter, Sarah, 13, at Sunrise Day Camp in Wheatley Heights. Amy's husband, Gene Connor, had just completed a two-month bicycle ride from San Diego to raise money for the camp, which serves kids with cancer and their siblings. (Aug. 24, 2012)

William Connor, 9, stands next to the bike
Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

William Connor, 9, stands next to the bike that he rode during his father's two-month trek to Sunrise Day Camp in Wheatley Heights. His father, Gene Connor, had just completed the ride from San Diego to raise money for the camp, which serves kids with cancer and their siblings. (Aug. 24, 2012)

Gene Connor's father- and mother-in-law, Morton and Joan
Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

Gene Connor's father- and mother-in-law, Morton and Joan Fortgang, of Port Jefferson, welcome him home at Sunrise Day Camp in Wheatley Heights. Connor had just completed a two-month bicycle ride from San Diego to raise money for the camp, which serves kids with cancer and their siblings. (Aug. 24, 2012)

Gene Connor is happy to arrive safely at
Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

Gene Connor is happy to arrive safely at Sunrise Day Camp in Wheatley Heights. Connor embarked on a two-month bike ride from San Diego to raise money for the camp, which serves kids with cancer and their siblings. (Aug. 24, 2012)

Gene Connor is thankful to arrive at Sunrise
Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

Gene Connor is thankful to arrive at Sunrise Day Camp in Wheatley Heights after his two-month bike trip that started in San Diego to raise money for the camp, which serves kids with cancer and their siblings. (Aug. 24, 2012)

Gene Connor hugs his wife, Amy, after arriving
Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

Gene Connor hugs his wife, Amy, after arriving at Sunrise Day Camp in Wheatley Heights. Connor had just completed a two-month bicycle ride from San Diego to raise money for the camp, which serves kids with cancer and their siblings. (Aug. 24, 2012)

Syosset High School student Justin Bergson, 16, hugs
Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

Syosset High School student Justin Bergson, 16, hugs his teacher Gene Connor at Sunrise Day Camp in Wheatley Heights. Connor had just completed a two-month bicycle ride from San Diego to raise money for the camp, which serves kids with cancer and their siblings. (Aug. 24, 2012)

Gene Connor is greeted by his Syosset High
Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

Gene Connor is greeted by his Syosset High School drama students at the finish line at Sunrise Day Camp in Wheatley Heights. Connor had just finished a two-month bicycle ride from San Diego to raise money for the camp, which serves kids with cancer and their siblings. (Aug. 24, 2012)

Gene Connor stands next to his mother-in-law, Joan
Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

Gene Connor stands next to his mother-in-law, Joan Fortgang, at Sunrise Day Camp in Wheatley Heights. Connor had just completed a two-month bicycle ride from San Diego to raise money for the camp, which serves kids with cancer and their siblings. (Aug. 24, 2012)

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