- A few weeks ago, I rode in the Pan-Mass Challenge to raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. I biked from Wellesley, in the Boston suburbs, toMessage 1 of 1 , Aug 29, 2008View Source
A few weeks ago, I rode in the Pan-Mass Challenge to raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. I biked from Wellesley, in the Boston suburbs, to Provincetown, at the tip of Cape Cod a distance of 163 miles. It was truly an incredible experience. I chose to do this ride because of the people in my life that have had cancer a nephew, a cousin, some friends some have survived, some have not. Seeing the route lined with survivors and their families made me realize the impact the Pan-Mass Challenge has had for so many people. It's hard to say what made the biggest impression the girl at the side of the road holding a sign reading "I'm 10 thanks to you" the teenage survivor waving and cheering as we rode by the sign on someone's lawn that "a survivor lives here 18 surgeries" the little boy of 3 or 4 who inspired his father's team and who has already survived liver cancer twice.
The PMC is the single largest fundraiser for Dana-Farber, with a goal this year of $34 million. I personally have committed to raise $4,000 by October 1, and I'm a little over halfway there. Please help me make a difference 100% of your donation will go to help find a cure for cancer.
More information on the Pan-Mass Challenge and my ride is available at http://www.pmc.org/mypmc/profiles.asp?Section=story&eGiftID=SC0212.
Thank you for your support,