Coming up Saturday, June 3!

The Valley Friendship Tour is Alternatives’ signature fundraiser. For years, funds raised by the Tour have gone a long way in improving the lives of the people we serve. They allow us  purchase the furnishings and special equipment that enable individuals with disabilities to live in the community as independently as possible; find and train dedicated volunteers; and implement critical health and wellness initiatives.


Download this year’s all new 30 Mile Bike Route!

The 5K is new too! Download the 5K /Golden Mile Route map here!


This year, help us put the “Friend” in Valley Friendship Tour!

Friendship Pieces, handmade by a local artisan, are a visible way to show your support for inclusive communities. Wear one of these pins yourself and give the other to a friend. It’s a great way to spread the word about the Valley Friendship Tour! Friendship Pieces can be purchased when you register online!

The Tour takes off from Alternatives’ Whitin Mill (50 Douglas Road in Whitinsville, MA) and includes several non-competitive routes through the beautiful and historic Blackstone Valley. From a Golden Mile walk to a 25 mile cycle route, there’s something for people of all ages, abilities and athletic interest to enjoy. With live music, food, massage and kids activities waiting at the finish line, it’s no wonder we call it “A Fun Day for a Great Cause!”  

Looking to support the Valley Friendship Tour in fun, new ways  before the Tour itself?

Check out this list of fabulous fundraisers coming soon to communities near you!


Individuals: This is a wonderful opportunity to join your neighbors in a healthy activity! Individual registrants are encouraged to raise at least $125.

Teams: Form a team of two or more people from your company, community organization or family. Teams are encouraged to raise at least $1,250. ***If you form a team from another non-profit or community organization, the Valley Friendship Tour can be an opportunity to benefit not only the people we serve, but your group’s mission as well. As part of a special offer, Alternatives’ keeps the first $625 raised, everything above and beyond is returned to your organization.  Everyone wins!

For more information about how you can get involved in 2017 contact Karen Goldenberg at [email protected] or (508) 234-6232.


We would like to thank our many, wonderful sponsors who every year play a major role in the success of the Valley Friendship Tour and Alternatives’ ability to provide the people we serve with the support they need to build successful lives.

The Valley Friendship Tour is always looking for new corporate partners. The hundreds of people participating in the Tour will recognize your commitment – it’s a great way to be more visible in the community.  You’ll be joining a terrific and community-minded list of companies:

Champion Sponsors

401K Quote/Partners Benefit Group
DiPlacido Development Corp.
The Shop at Whitinsville

Platinum Sponsors

MSG Staffing

Gold Sponsors

  Fallon Health
Jan and Ken Cunningham
George J. Summers Trucking/Pyne Sand & Stone
TD Bank

Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors

111 Chop House
ACT Leasing
Allen’s Department Store
Boston Financial Management
Bowditch & Dewey
Contemporary Telephone Group
Creedon & Co.
Custom Alarm Service and Eastern Security Safe
Family Pharmacy
Fidelity Bank
Hendricks Auto Body
Homefield Credit Union
Koopman Lumber
L.C. Anderson
Merchants Fleet Management
Middlesex Savings Bank
Milford Federal Savings and Loan Association
New Horizon Communications
Nydam’s Landscaping Company
Osterman Propane
Polyfoam Corporation
Quality Graphics
The Sole Proprietor
Sullivan Group Insurance
Thrive Networks
Via Italian Table
Whitinsville Water Company
The Worcester Business Journal
Yankee Xpress


Carr Funeral Home
Delta Dental
Medway Oil & Propane
Reliance Standard
Reliant Medical Group
Southwick’s Zoo