David Greene's Ride

Why I Ride ...

I'm back for my 6th PMC. On Saturday, August 2, I'll ride 111 miles to benefit Dana-Farber. Every dollar you donate will go directly to Dana-Farber for treatment and research.


Once again, I'm riding in memory of my brother Michael, who passed away from esophageal cancer in March 2013. Michael was first diagnosed in Spring 2011. That Summer, he went through the full cancer Fun House--chemo, radiation, and surgery. His initial post-treatment scans were encouraging. But, Michael's cancer returned last Spring. He endured more chemo, but it did little to help. Still, Michael kept going. He worked two jobs, and stayed at both until it was absolutely impossible for him to do so. I last saw Michael two weeks before he died. It was clearly a struggle for him to carry on a conversation, but he did so, and never once complained about his condition.

I'm also again riding this year in Memory of my Mom, Magda Greene, who passed away on October 27, 2011, more than 5 years after she was first diagnosed with breast cancer.
Mom endured countless rounds of chemo and radiation, and a small detour for open-heart surgery. She demonstrated a super-human level of strength and courage and never even considered opting out of treatment. Even in her last days, she was summoning every ounce of strength she had and enduring pain I can't imagine to get to chemo, just because that's what she felt she had to do.

And, I'm riding in memory of my PMC teammate Nathaniel Fenollosa. Nat passed away on February 23, 2014. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2011, and came back to ride the PMC in 2012...and I couldn't keep up with him. Nat was only 43 when he passed away. I was awed by Nat's strength, determination, and courage, and his spirit will be with all of us on Equipe Henry this year.


I am also riding again in honor of Henry Fenollosa, the son of my Car Talk colleague, Catherine "Frau Blucher" Fenollosa. Henry was diagnosed with cancer the day before he was born, and began chemo when he was one day old. This year, Henry is turning 8. He's growing up, thanks in large part to treatment he received at Dana-Farber--treatment that was made possible in part by past Pan-Mass contributors.

http://www.cartalk.com/content/henry-seven


I'm also riding in honor of my Cousins Carrie and Joe, and many other friends and relatives who have awed me with their strength. Please know that I will be thinking of all of you through all 111 miles.

And, I'm riding for you, because cancer has touched just about all of our lives in some way, and this is one thing we can do together to fight it.

I'm grateful for all the support you've given me and Dana-Farber over my first five PMC's. I hope I can count on you once again.

Thank You,

David Greene





David's PMC Total

$3,348

Goal

$7,000

My Progress

My Online Supporters

Alex Kingsbury $248 Ride swiftly!
Robert Weston
Charity Stafford Thanks for riding, David!
Julia Figueras This is for my dad, stepmom JoAnn, and friend Neil who are happily still with us...and my stepmom Pat, who sadly is not. Ride like the wind, David!
Eve Greene
Louise Guerin
John Sabin You go, Dave! I admire you for doing this year after year!
Mark Roman Time to hit the road! Good luck out there, and glad to see that you rallied! -mark and joan
Mark Caron Good luck, ride safe, and know that I admire your dedication.
It is thanks to people like you Dave that we will eventually have a cure for cancer. You are on the front lines of the fight and I salute you! Ride like the wind! -Larry
Jonathan Greene
Doug Mayer Thanks for riding (yet again!), David.
David Stillman
Jennifer Loeb I'm still so impressed that you do this! keep up the good work for a good cause!
Linda Wilson
Susan Greene Thanks once again for riding, David. We'll be cheering for you!
Patricia Anderton $50 Go David!
Ken Bader $60 Thank you for riding again, David!
John Emery $50

My Rides

2014 $3,348 Sturbridge to Bourne (1-Day, Sat)
2013 $8,737 Sturbridge to Provincetown Inn (2-Day)
2012 $6,848 Sturbridge to Family Finish at Ptown (2-Day)
2011 $6,710 Sturbridge to Provincetown Inn (2-Day)
2010 $5,377 Sturbridge to Family Finish at Ptown (2-Day)
2009 $4,977 Sturbridge to Provincetown Inn (2-Day)
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