Donna Gould's Ride



March 2015                                                                                      


Dear Family and Friends,                                                                                                         

After such a record breaking winter for cold and snowy weather, it is hard to believe that the start of spring, according to date, that is, will arrive this weekend. It is even more difficult for me to imagine roads cleared of snow, ice and sand allowing for safe outdoor cycling for PMC 2015.

As in the previous 9 years of riding, spring will happen again. The roads will clear, the snow and ice will finally melt and riders committed to helping to raise funds in the hope of finding a cure for cancer will continue their training. I am grateful and proud to be a part of such a worthwhile endeavor on the first weekend of August 2015.  Once again, I am asking you, my supportive family and friends, to be a part of my team in fighting the battle that still rages against those we love. Your donations are necessary to fund this fight. As you donate, I promise to ride carrying your passion for that cure, and together we will make a difference. I need to raise $4500 to ride from Wellesley to Bourne. I appreciate whatever donation you can make.

As in other years, I want to encourage you with the knowledge that with your help, cures are happening and progress is really being made.  This year I am happy to share with you a pink and sparkling example of a cure.  Since losing my 7 year old, Erika to brain cancer 9 years ago last November, progress in curing pediatric cancers are of particular interest to me.  Several years ago in my letter, I told the story of 6 year old Bella and her battle with Leukemia.  Though her road was long and her complications many, I saw her recently several years since treatment, running and playing with her brother.  She looked healthy, all in pink and sparkles like many other 7 year old girls.  She was full of energy and her giggle was infectious.  Her mother, with tears in her eyes, while watching them play, told me she is considered cured by her physicians.  She continued by saying, “There were moments during these last few years where I lived with the fear that Bella would never have energy to run and play or giggle again.” There is progress being made in spite of much loss from cancer.

As I ride again in August, I ask you to fuel my ride with your donations for more life giving cures like that of Bella.  It is a slow but steady process but it is happening. Thanks in advance for adding to the hope and giggles of many more children who will continue to be diagnosed but also cured with effective treatment in these next few years. 

So, just like the arrival of a long awaited spring after a cold and treacherous, winter, where spring is difficult to imagine, together let us imagine and make those hope filled giggles happen and melt the pain and loss caused by this enemy.  Thanks for helping us find a cure.

To donate online: to my rider profile/donate in my name.  By check: make out to PMC, note me as rider/send to 6 Bates Lane, Westford, Ma. 01886

Sincerely with Hope for a Cure,             

Donna Eve Gould                                           

March 2015








My Online Supporters

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My Rides

2015 $8,500.12 Wellesley to Family Finish at Ptown (2-Day)
2014 $7,707.81 Wellesley to Family Finish at Ptown (2-Day)
2013 $8,395 Wellesley to Family Finish at Ptown (2-Day)
2012 $5,693.5 Wellesley to Wellesley (50 mile Sunday)
2011 $8,740 Wellesley to Family Finish at Ptown (2-Day)
2010 $6,520 Wellesley to Family Finish at Ptown (2-Day)
2009 $6,915 Wellesley to Family Finish at Ptown (2-Day)
2008 $2,180 Wellesley to Wellesley (50 mile Sunday)
2007 $3,210 Wellesley to Wellesley (50 mile Sunday)
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