[caption id="attachment_8885" align="alignnone" width="165"]PEDAL POWER: With her 888 logo on her helmet, Carolyn Carey is ready to take part in a Cape fundraising ride for the WE CAN group.[/caption]
Sporting a Local 888 logo on her bike helmet, Executive Board member Carolyn Carey was part of a team of 25 who took part in a Cape Cod charity bike ride to raise money for WE CAN, the Harwich-based nonprofit Women’s Empowerment through Cape Area Networking.
"It’s a wonderful organization,” said Carey, who works for the town of Harwich. “WE CAN stands up for what’s fair and equitable. Just like our union, it tries to make every aspect of life more equitable.”
WE CAN partners with other Cape Cod agencies to provide a wide range of services to women and families struggling with such issues as domestic violence, substance abuse or a life crisis.
The WE CAN charity team, which set a goal of raising $32,500, was part of the larger Last Gasp Cape Cod Charitable FunRaisers event, which goes from Sandwich all the way to Provincetown. The Last Gasp gets its name from a steep hill toward the end of the ride. The goal is to get up the hill without getting off the bike.