BENEFITING: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.
My name is John and I will be riding in the 35th annual Pan Mass Challenge. I am training now to ride the first weekend in August when I will join 5,800 cyclists in the PMC, an annual bike-a-thon that raises money for research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) in Boston. The PMC raises more money for charity than any other single athletic event in the country, $414 million since 1980 and $39 million last year alone! This success is the result of a lot of people riding for, and caring about, a cure. And because every penny matters, 100 percent of your donation goes to DFCI. I will be riding 163 miles in an effort to raise $4,300.
This is my first time riding in the PMC and I will not be doing this with anyone I know. I decided to ride in the Pan Mass Challenge because I felt the need to give back. To do something positive, especially for a cause so close to my heart. My family, like many other families, has had a run in with cancer. My Mother, my Grandmother, and my Sister have all had various forms of cancer and went on to beat it through different treatment options. Unfortunately I can not say the same for my Uncle and two Great-Aunts who passed away fighting against the disease.
Everyday we get closer to finding a cure and even closer to developing better treatment methods to prolong and better the lives of those affected. So whether cancer has affected your life or not please consider donating to my ride for a cure.
Thank You and God Bless!