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33rd Annual Valley Friendship Tour at Alternatives

Alternatives’ signature fundraiser, the Valley Friendship Tour, will be held on June 2 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Alternatives’ Whitin Mill, 50 Douglas Road in Whitinsville. Since it began over three decades ago, the Valley Friendship Tour has raised over $3 million in support of Alternatives’ services for individuals with disabilities in Central Massachusetts. With an outpouring of community support, last year’s event raised more than $250,000.

The Tour is an opportunity to gather friends, family and co-workers for a day of fun and exercise in the beautiful and historic Blackstone Valley. Participants of all ages and abilities can travel along one of three non-competitive routes: a one mile walk, 5K walk/run, or 30 mile bicycle ride. After completing their route, participants enjoy a complimentary lunch on the Community Plaza at the Whitin Mill, raffles and live music by Chuck & Mud.

Both teams and individuals are welcome to register; pre-registration is $30 while registration the day of is $35. Teams that are formed by non-profits or community organizations have a special opportunity to use Valley Friendship Tour as a fundraiser for their cause as well. Everything they raise above the first $625 is returned to their organization as part of Alternatives’ community-building effort. Participants can register online at

For more information about Valley Friendship Tour visit or call 508-234-6232.