Dear Friends and Family,
On August 6th I'm joining over 6,000 cyclists participating in the Pan-Mass Challenge, an annual bike-a-thon that donates 100% of every rider-raised dollar to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. After two years of riding virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I'm thrilled to be back riding a full, officially-organized PMC route! And this time, a very special guest will be joining me on this one-day, 84-mile adventure...
Yep, that's right! This year, my mom -- whose history as a cyclist includes storied rides through the Alps and across the continental United States -- will fly all the way here from Portland, Oregon to participate in her first PMC and help the organization with its commitment to funding cancer research and treatments. This is a journey that I've wanted to embark upon with her (and my late father) for years, and I'm incredibly grateful and excited to finally have this opportunity!
So, here's our plan:
- Date: Saturday, August 6th
- Route: 84 miles from Babson College in Wellesley to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Bourne
- Fundraising Goal: At least $4000
- Matching: Tripadvisor and I will match up to the first $100 received from each donor received through August 20th.
All proceeds will benefit Dr. Kenneth Anderson's Multiple Myeloma Research Fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Anderson's research has led to novel immune therapies and effective treatments for colon cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, and ovarian cancer, among others. Any amount that you can contribute would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you once again for your support and encouragement.