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Most of us will live through the pain of losing a loved one to cancer. This pain will never go away. This pain stays forever.
others never know this pain. Ride with me to defeat cancer.
Sponsoring a mile goes a long way. A mile might be worth a dollar or a hundred
dollars. Help me to cycle an extra mile
for this year’s 34th annual Pan Mass Challenge.
We are all closer by the mile. I appreciate each mile you sponsor. No
contribution is too small as you and I ride together to rid the world of
Thank you,from the people who will never suffer from
cancer. Thank you, from the people who will never lose a loved one to this
disease. And thank you, from me.
Why I ride:
Pan Mass Challenge (PMC) is an eruption of life, energy and
passion. Over 8,000 participants gather
with the common dream: A world without cancer.
assisted with registration and photographic documentation my first year. I knew
that’d be my last year along the sidelines.
Soon after year one, I bought a bike and began training so I could ride 192 miles
from Sturbridge to P-Town, MA by year two. As I prepare for my third year, there's no turning back!
On August 3rd 2013 over 5,500 survivors, patients, friends and family will rise before the sun. We'll clip into our pedals and ride 200 miles in search of a cure. Tough terrain, annoying drizzle and draining
heat won’t stop us. We will find our energy through joyful thoughts of the lives we have changed. We will draw strength from the lives we know we will change. We will push forward in memory of those we were too late to help.
You can't steer
clear of cancer's claws. I'm
able to fill both hands with friends and family members who have fallen victim
to this monster. My first experience was with Grandma Dorrise -- the
epitome of a successful, independent woman and the subject of all my grade
school "Role Model" essays. Two words changed this: Lung
Cancer. Her fiery personality and love for life pushed her through
chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation but following a five-year fight, her fire
began to fade as cancer consumed her. On January 27th, 2001, at 7:08
AM, I was awoken by my mother’s face distorted with agony and distress... I
rushed downstairs to my grandmother's bedroom. After years of suffering,
Grandma Dorrise's body laid empty.
Wouldn't it be nice if our children and grandchildren never knew these pains?
My cousin Jared
battled a heroic fight against brain and spinal cord cancer for two and a half
years. In 2005 while still young with so much life ahead of him, he lost the
fight. In his honor, the Jared Branfman Sunflowers for Life Fund for
Pediatric Brain and Spinal Cancer Research was established to support
the Jimmy Fund and Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Mass.
Jared was an
avid cyclist, and I will be riding with Team
Kermit in his memory.
2012 was a banner year for Team Kermit. For the second year in a row we reached the Team Heavy Hitter Milestone raising almost $300,000 of the $37,000,000 raised in PMC. Every cent of this went to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Not a single penny went to fundraising or event costs. This is the way of the PMC.
100% of the rider-raised revenue goes directly to support the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Let's make 2013 our strongest year! Every dollar
counts. Every dollar will make a
Will you help to rid the world of cancer? Ride with me.
Last year, 100% of rider-raised revenue went directly to the Jimmy Fund.
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