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Fifteen years ago, I asked Frank Burstin for his blessing before proposing to Helen on her favorite beach on Cape Cod. As a teenager, Frank survived Auschwitz and four years of concentration camp slave labor. In his sixties, he survived a quadruple bypass. In his early eighties, he was remarkably fit and healthy, but in just three short months in 2008, cancer took his life. It robbed us all of the proudest grand-Poppa you’ve ever seen (click the "photos" link on the left to see for yourself).
In Frank’s memory, for the fifth year in a row, I will be one of 6,000 cyclists riding the 192 miles across Massachusetts and Cape Cod to help raise money for cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) in Boston.
One of the best reasons to support the PMC: 100 percent of the money you donate goes to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Not one penny of your donation pays for the PMC itself.
U.S. News and World Report ranked the DFCI as the fifth best cancer hospital in the nation. Funds raised by the PMC support the efforts of more than 3,000 faculty and staff members. Those donations have resulted in:
Increased survival rates of pediatric cancers.
Decreased incidence rates for colorectal cancers and lung & bronchus cancers.
More financial assistance to patients and their families in need.
Greater funding of investigator-led clinical trials.
To take part in this event, I need to raise a minimum of $4,500 (though I’m aiming for more**), and I need your help to reach my goal.
“Live for today,” Poppa Frank wrote, “because yesterday will never return, and who knows what tomorrow will be.” Please take a few minutes, right now, to help make tomorrow a better day for all those battling cancer.
**Having surpassed the $4500 mark on July 13 (thank you!), I've reset my goal to $7,200, the PMC's "Heavy Hitter" fundraising level for 2015.
Last year, 100% of rider-raised revenue went directly to the Jimmy Fund.
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