Paul Maggiotto (left) and Corey Belobrow at the PMC.
Corey Belobrow and his law partner, Paul Maggiotto, rode in the 190-mile Pan-Mass Challenge again this year, but the 2014 event had more meaning than in the past. Belobrow’s team rode and raised money in honor of Belobrow’s late wife, Gretchen Witt, also a New Hampshire attorney, who passed away last September after a long battle with cancer.
“While each PMC ride has been special in its own way, this one had an emotional impact far beyond any others,” Belobrow said in a thank-you note to supporters. “Unfortunate as the reason for riding is, the ride was so very important to me and my family.”
Belobrow raised more than $21,000 this year for cancer research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, exceeding his $20,000 goal.
Despite riding more than 40 miles of the 190-mile Sturbridge to Provincetown route under steady rain, Belobrow and Maggiotto completed the route at an average speed of 17 MPH.
“I have to give a shout out to other NHBA members, too: Marty Van Oot, who also rode in memory of Gretchen; Shawn Mullen, who has been riding several years and does a great job fundraising; and Emily Rice, who volunteered in Provincetown (her daughter, Sophie, also rode),” Belobrow told Bar News.