Riding to remember

Matthew Gregg, co-founder of the New Hampshire Theatre Awards and longtime member of the McLean Communications family, has been hard at work on a Broadway musical, “Nine 11,” based on the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

In his passion to find an end to terrorism around the world, he has joined forces with Beyond the Eleventh, a charitable organization devoted to supporting widows in war-torn areas.

As a living tribute to the thousands who died in the tragedy, including some 200 New Englanders, Beyond the Eleventh is sponsoring a bike ride on September 11, 2004, from Ground Zero in New York City to the newly completed Massachusetts 9/11 Memorial in the Boston Public Garden. Their hope is to have at least one rider represent each victim lost in the attacks. In support of that mission, Gregg will be biking the leg from Dover, Mass., to Boston.

“Riding in this event is a tremendous opportunity,” said Gregg. “It is my belief that promoting cross-cultural understanding is the best chance of defeating terrorism on an ideological level and bringing cultures together.”

To sponsor Gregg or find out more about Beyond the Eleventh, visit beyondthe11th.org. For more information about “Nine 11, The Musical,” log on to nine-11-the-musical.com. — CK

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