For the past 3 years, I have participated in the Pan Mass Challenge--a bike ride that raises funds for cancer research at the Dana Farber Caner Center in Boston. As a cancer researcher myself, this subject has long been my passion. After my niece Willa's diagnosis at the Dana Farber with a low grade glioma (brain tumor), this endevour has become deeply personal. Last year my brother in law Chris (Willa's dad) joined in this effort, and this year we'll ride together again.
Though the pandemic has changed how we complete these rides, and our plans for 2021 aren't final, we will ride for Willa and other children with this disease. All funds raised go directly to research on her type of tumor. For those of you donating in memory of my Mimmy (Bernice), we're so grateful to have her honored in this way--she was always one of our most enthusiastic supporters.