I believe in the PMC because it supports one of the top three cancer research facilities in the country, 100% of every rider raised dollar goes to the cause (none of your donated money goes to administrative costs), it's local to New England, the extra money raised supports the best scientists for research, it's the largest sports related fund raising event for cancer research/care in the USA, too many of my favorite patrons on the F/V Bunny Clark have succumbed to the disease and, in 2007, I just thought that it was time I got off my ass and did something about it. I've been cycling in this event ever since. At the end of the 2022 season I had raised a total of $441,766.00 in the sixteen years that I have been involved in this project. I'm a life long endurance athlete who owns and manages Bunny Clark Deep Sea Fishing and Barnacle Billy's restaurants out of Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, Maine. Many of my restaurant patrons and angling guests support me in this endeavor. Thank you in advance!
In 2019, I joined a team called Precision for Kids, the name of the team derived from the type of new age cancer research called precision cancer medicine. I have been involved with this team since. I decided to go with the Precision for Kids team because they fund research with Dr. Katherine Janeway, a cancer survivor herself, who divides her time between working at DFCI and Boston Children's Hospital in genetic engineering. Her goal is to find the specific gene creating the problem in the DNA sequence of the person with the cancer, use a localized drug that will switch off the gene (or replace the gene) causing the cancer and, thus, bypass the traditional use of chemotherapy and radiation, at the same time curing the patient. She has already had great success in real time with a few children. This made me want to direct my donor's money in her direction. Seven years ago her research wasn't being funded at all! The team was created by Michael Parent, who, in his search for perfection, came upon Dr. Janeway and her work. The rest is a very successful history.