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Let’s find better ways to raise vital funding

It’s not that it’s not for a good cause, but isn’t there a healthier way to raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life? I’m referring to the lawn mower races on Grand Island this past weekend. About $6,000 was raised, which is commendable. But look at the photo on the picture page. At least half of the people are covering their ears against what must have been the horrendous decibel level of two beefy rider mowers being throttled hard enough to do wheelies. Not to mention that lawn mowers don’t meet any kind of environmental standards for emissions.

This weekend, thousands of bicycle riders will be pedaling in the Ride for Roswell. Quiet. Good for your health. A win-win. Which makes more sense to you?

Marcia Brown

Hamburg