Helen Montie's Ride

Why I Ride ...

Hi.... I'm very excited to be riding in the 2014 PMC!

In July and August of 2012, as a PMC Virtual Rider, I dedicated 1100 miles biking in the Canadian Maritimes  to ending cancer through funding life-saving research at Dana Farber. At six months out of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) treatments, this bike trip was a victory lap, celebrating the best things in life! 

In 2013, I got the chance to ride in the 1-day PMC. It was amazing to bike the route with so many people who were all fighting for the same cause. It was empowering to be a part of such a supportive community!

This year, I will ride in the 1-day PMC again and continue my new and exciting life past cancer. Here's to more birthdays and less cancer!

Thanks for joining the effort and sponsoring me!

-Helen


Donate to my other team members too!:

Carolyn Montie (Mom): http://www2.pmc.org/profile/CM0300
Paul Montie (Dad): http://www2.pmc.org/profile/PM0228
Eve Montie (Sister): http://www2.pmc.org/profile/EM0163
Team Montie Pythons: http://www2.pmc.org/profile/TL0095


PS  Here is a neat article I was featured in with more information!!!!

Meet Helen Montie - A former Pedal Partner turned PMC cyclist

As an eighth grader, Helen Montie’s focus went from playing soccer and making good grades to undergoing more than two years of chemotherapy at the Jimmy Fund Clinic for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. 

During that time, the Lincoln, Mass. resident sought comfort from Team Montie Pythons, a group of more than 20 PMC cyclists who developed a relationship with the Montie family through the Pan-Mass Challenge Pedal Partner Program and rode in the event in Helen’s honor. Now, as a 16-year-old high school junior, Helen is a cancer survivor who will ride this August as part of Team Montie Pythons in honor of the group’s new Pedal Partner. Helen will share her story at the PMC Pedal Partner kick-off party, which will take place this Sunday at Fenway Park. 

The PMC Pedal Partner program, now in its 13th year, matches Jimmy Fund Clinic patients with PMC cyclists who will ride the August event in their honor. For the children, being a designated Pedal Partner is an exciting experience, as they become part of a large group of people committed to helping fight cancer. PMC cyclists offer friendship and support to the children and their families while gaining personal inspiration to train and fundraise.  

Many of Helen’s family friends have participated in the PMC. It never dawned on the Monties that they would be the beneficiaries of one of the PMC’s programs. Helen credits the PMC Pedal Partner program for giving her the added support and love that she needed throughout her treatments. Now, she is determined to pay it forward and ride the 47-mile Wellesley loop in an effort continue her crusade against cancer.  

“Even though I am done with treatments, this doesn’t mean I have stopped fighting cancer,” says Montie. “Being part of the PMC and its Pedal Partner program is a way to continue fighting cancer even if you are in remission. No one is going to give up on the Pedal Partners.”  

To learn more about the PMC Pedal Partner program, visit http://pmc.org/ride/pedal-partners. Interested in becoming a PMC cyclist or volunteer? Visit, www2.pmc.org or call 800-WE-CYCLE.








Total Raised

$75

Goal

$2,000

Progress




Last year, 100% of rider-raised revenue went directly to the Jimmy Fund.

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Links

Donate to Team Montie Pythons!
Here is my fantastic, supportive team! Please donate to the people who are farthest from reaching their fundraising goals!

My Paceline Supporters

I have chosen to keep all of my donors' information confidential; therefore it is not displayed on my PMC public donor list.

My Rides

2014 $75 Wellesley to Wellesley Teens (50 mile Sunday)
2013 $1,170 Wellesley to Wellesley Teens (50 mile Sunday)
2012 $1,114
Helen's Personal Gallery