I ride the PMC like many to advance the science of cancer research by raising money through your generous support. The Pan Mass Challenge is an event like no other. The cyclists are not just dedicated riders, but cycle to remember or honor the benefits of a successful treatment from the advances and breakthroughs made possible by the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
When I decided to ride for the first time, I really didn’t know what to expect. Yes, it is a two-day test of athletic endurance. The PMC team does an amazing job of making the ride as easy as possible. But once on the “trail”, it all begins to sink in. We all have been touched by the ravages of this horrific disease. Throngs of well-wishers, survivors, and supports line the route to be a part of this effort to find a cure. It is inspiring. The ride is secondary.
This year I am riding from personal experience. I know firsthand just how terrific an institution this really is. The Dana offers the most wonderful, caring and professional treatment possible. They are rock stars. For this I am most grateful.
While I raised nearly $10,000 in 2016 this year I am motivated to do even better. With your support I know I can and will do so. I am riding in honor of my mother-in-law, Ana Maria Padilla Kuhlman, she succumbed to pancreatic cancer – a particularly incurable disease. You can be assured that 100% of the money raised goes directly to cancer research and treatment at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
For the reasons of family, community and my own story I ask that you donate. Your help does make a difference.
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