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TabbFORUM: Wall St. Rides FAR! Rider of the Week: Zach McClanahan, DASH Financial

Alexandra Hamer

Alexandra Hamer

For Zach McClanahan of DASH Financial, this year’s Wall St. Rides FAR fundraiser on October 3 has special meaning. He is excited to be part of a group of like-minded people looking to raise money for autism research. But beyond the communal aspect and the physical challenge the 62- mile course presents, Zach explains much deeper reasons for participating in this year’s event.

This year will be my first Wall Street Rides FAR and I couldn’t be more excited. I’m no competitive cyclist, but I’ve kicked off my training program and hope to do the 62-miler if all goes as planned.

While I’ll be a first-time rider, DASH Financial Technologies is a second-year participant in this event. I will be proud to ride with my team in support of autism research while representing our industry. Wall Street’s philanthropic efforts have made a difference in the lives of so many, and this commitment to serving the community has been more needed than ever amid the pandemic. This is one more way we can give back.

I’m also riding for a more personal reason: my brother has autism, and we didn’t really understand his needs growing up. I had a lot of trouble communicating with him and it’s caused us to not be very close. I’d really like to use this opportunity to learn more about autism myself and to help the next generation understand their siblings better.

I know Wall Street Rides FAR can serve as a great avenue for this – not just because of the vital research the Autism Science Foundation funds, but also because the Ride is a true community event, with families from the Wall Street and autism communities coming together in the spirit of philanthropy. With social distancing, this year’s event may look a bit different, but I don’t think that’s going to put a damper on anyone’s enthusiasm.

I’m more than ready to get involved. Hope to see you on October 3!

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