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

$5,957.12

Goal

$6,900

My Progress

My Online Supporters

Margaret Evans Good on you, David. Though you won't be riding this year, you have been in it for the long haul! You *have* held up your end of the bargain.
Jean Greenberg
Carmela Mascar
Paul Pettigrew
Susan Whitford $25 I'm a friend of Barb's from doll club and have had many friends this past year whose lives have been affected by cancer. My daughter is also a survivor of childhood leukemia - she is now 45.
Beth Adams $30
Ken Rogers
Steve Michener $25 give em hell, David. thanks for riding for such a great cause.
Jane Christo $25 It's a small contribution in honor of the courage that friends, relatives, acquaintances and thousands I have never met show every day.
Suzanne Weber Thank you for doing this one more time, David.
Richard Howard
Julia Figueras An additional gift in honor of my amazing sister, who has just been diagnosed with lung cancer, even though she is a non-smoker. Thank-you, David, for doing this. May the wind always be at your back.
Jonathan Marston May the wind be at your back!
Pauline Sulprizio $25
Ron and Teresa Spangler
Christopher Ballman $113 Good luck, David. And thanks.
Julie Brown
Eve Greene For all our family and friends, thank you David.
Kate Tews
Joyce Linehan
Glenn and Jane Rifkin
Carrie Greene $100 Thanks for riding again, David! So proud.
Mary Ann Hubbard
Alex Kingsbury $248 Ride swiftly!
Charity Stafford Thanks for riding, David!
Robert Weston
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
Patricia Anderton $50 Go David!
Susan Greene Thanks once again for riding, David. We'll be cheering for you!
Linda Wilson
Jennifer Loeb I'm still so impressed that you do this! keep up the good work for a good cause!
Doug Mayer Thanks for riding (yet again!), David.
David Stillman
John Emery $50
Ken Bader $60 Thank you for riding again, David!

My Rides

2014 $5,957.12 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)
David's Personal Gallery