Conners looks to ‘Redefine Possible’ as cross-country bike trek nears end

At age 15, Conners was diagnosed with t-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. It left him blind and very sick. He had a bone marrow transplant and gradually recovered.

His story since then has been one of inspiration and achievement. After high school, he graduated summa cum laude from Ithaca College with a degree in communications. He has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, has raised money for charities, and has become a sought-after motivational speaker.

Carlos and Tim’s Bike Adventure!

Carlos Toribio was an essential member of the 2016 and 2019 A-Hut Teams. His energetic and friendly demeanor will be remembered by anyone who worked with Carlos.

Alumni set out to tandem bike over 4,000 miles for charity

Carlos Toribio ‘18 and Tim Conners ‘17 practice before they begin their journey riding the Northern Tier Bike Route from Washington to Maine on June 6.

Next challenge for Fulton’s Conners? Bike across America

After climbing Mount Kilimanjaro during his 2017 trek to the roof of Africa, Fulton’s Tim Conners is now training for a coast-to-coast bike ride with friend and Ithaca College classmate Carlos Toribio.

Lanigan Student Congress Volunteers to “Sparkle-A-Park”

FULTON, NY – Members of Lanigan Elementary School’s Student Congress each brought a friend and gathered at Fulton’s Patrick Park to clean and beautify the playground. Students in grades third through sixth worked together to remove trash and debris, rake leaves and grass, pull weeds, and plant flowers just as they had previously at Recreation […]

Make-A-Wish Central New York Prepares for 2017 Sugarman Law Firm Wish Ball

Syracuse, NY (August 10, 2017)— Make-A-Wish Central New York is gearing up for its annual Sugarman Law Firm Wish Ball, a gala event to support wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. This year’s masquerade-themed ball will take place Sept. 16, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at The Oncenter, 800 South State Street, […]

Maureen’s Hope “IBelieve” 2017

Maureen’s Hope created a new event last year, “iBelieve” to bring the community together for encouragement and positivity. President of Maureen’s Hope, Susan Bertrand says this year’s event will have diverse speakers for various topics. She says that people will be able to connect with these speakers because they are opening themselves up and becoming […]

Falmouth Doctor Assists Nephew In Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

“The reason I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro was for my nephew Tim Conners,” said Dr. Robert J. McGowen, a primary care physician who lives in Falmouth. Dr. McGowen returned last Tuesday, June 6, from Africa, having climbed the mountain with his nephew and a team of four others, which included Tim Conners’s father, Michael Conners. The […]

Fulton cancer survivor summits Africa’s highest mountain

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — It is an emotional homecoming for Tim Conners and his dad that has been years in the making. “Just to be there seven years ago and him to tell me you have cancer to us standing on the highest mountain on the top of Africa. What a journey,” Conners said. Loved ones, […]

Blind man overcomes challenges to climb Mount Kilimanjaro

One Central New York blind man’s journey has been full of highs and lows, but now he’s reached a peak many won’t experience in their lifetime. “To be there seven years ago, for them to tell me ‘you have cancer’ to us standing on the top of the highest mountain in Africa, what a journey,” […]

Fulton native pens book on overcoming adversity

ITHACA — Tim Conners, the Fulton native whose battle against cancer spurred a campaign to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro in support of multiple charities, has released his first book chronicling his inspirational journey. Conners, 22, was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic lymphoma in 2010 during his freshman year of high school. The disease would take his […]

Tim Conners, son of Fulton football and wrestling coach, battling leukemia

As he was preparing to try out for Fulton’s varsity track team last March, Tim Conners didn’t feel well. He had competed in junior varsity wrestling and football, and the 6-foot-2, 220-pound sophomore was hoping to throw the discus for the varsity track team in the spring. That never happened. The first week of April, […]