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EVENT: 2016 Tour de South Shore

EVENT DATE: Oct 01, 2016

Elizabeth Cullen


Mary Holleran wrote -

On October 16, 2015, an 18 week ultrasound of our baby boy revealed he had a major birth defect called Spina Bifida. Spina Bifida is when there is an incomplete closure of the spine and membranes around the spine.  

We quickly learned about the multitude of complications that can occur from mobility problems, bowel and bladder issues, to brain abnormalities.  

The sadness in our hearts felt insurmountable as we journeyed through our pregnancy with so many uncertainties.

Then, on March 15, 2016, we met our beautiful son Liam!  And he is perfect in every way despite the challenges he will face. He has had three surgeries so far.  He is tough as nails. He kicks his legs and wiggles his toes.  He has the sweetest smile, and we are so amazed by him.

Groups like Spina Bifida Association of Greater New England (SBAGNE) have been so important to us throughout our short journey so far, as we gather so much strength from other families living well with Spina Bifida.  This is why we chose to donate to this cause this year.

Our Team Name:  A Lead Out, in biking terms means helping someone win by leading the way towards the finish line (usually creating a path of least resistence).  

Needless to say, we are always so thankful to our loving group of family and friends who, in conjunction with our amazing health care providers at Boston Childrens Hospital, have been such a blessing and source of wisdom and courage!


2016 TOUR de SOUTH SHORE Bike/Walk

Wompatuck State Park, Hingham, MA

The McCourt Foundation’s annual 25/50 Bike event is going to be even bigger this year as we introduce a 5K Walk! Now everyday athletes as well as avid cyclists can get involved to support and honor loved ones with these diseases in a fun, healthy, community event. Participants can join an established team, start a new team or go solo. Each participant is challenged with the goal to raise $200.


The bike will travel through the towns of Hingham, Cohasset, Scituate, and Norwell with Police details throughout the course.

Start Location: Wompatuck State Park, Hingham, MA

  • 6:30 am Registration
  • 7:30 am 50 Mile Bike
  • 8:30 am 25 Mile Bike


Start Location: Wompatuck State Park, Hingham, MA

The walk will take place within in the park on the walking trails and will be well marked. 

  • 9:00 am 5K Walk


At the end of the event, enjoy a real fun Tailgate with Lunch, Cold Beverages and entertainment at our Athletes Village.

The event will occur, Rain or Shine!

For complete details, visit our event webpage

The McCourt Foundation is a 501c3 Nonprofit Charitible Foundation. All donations are tax deductable to State and Federal laws.


  • The O'Donoghues


  • Scott, Liz & Maeve Cullen



The Team: $27,040 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Mary Holleran

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68% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Dan Holleran

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Greg Bertschmann

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J.J. Gilmartin

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107% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Megan Calabrese

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Amy Driscoll

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Sean McConnell

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Donor Comments

Scott, Liz & Maeve Cullen

Scott, Liz & Maeve Cullen


Go Liam!! 1 year ago

The O'Donoghues

The O'Donoghues


For Liam 2 years ago