On August 7th and 8th for the 1st time I will be participating in the 31st Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC). The PMC is a fully supported bike-a-thon that runs through 46 towns across Massachusetts. More than 5,000 cyclists are expected to ride this year. I will be participating in the two-day-163-mile ride starting in Wellesley, stopping in Bourne and finishing in Provincetown. I’ll be raising funds for the Jimmy Fund and riding with Team Boston Bruins Foundation (BBF). The BBF donates 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar directly to the PMC. The PMC generates more than half of the Jimmy Fund's annual revenue, and it is Dana-Farber’s single largest contributor. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is rated “one of the premier cancer centers in the world.”
I moved to Boston in May of 2000, and on September 14, 2000 I lost my Father - Martin Trueheart – 59 years young to Esophageal Cancer. Setting a goal to bike 163 miles is a small way for me to honor the memory of my Father. No matter how difficult the training / PMC will be, nothing will come close to the challenge my Father faced with cancer. My DAD was truly a wonderful person! He was my HERO, and every mile I pedal will be in his honor.
I will be biking hundreds of miles over the next three months to prepare for the PMC. I will also be busy raising $10,000... $1000 for every year my father has not been with us. With each mile pedaled, the PMC brings researchers closer to finding cures for various types of cancer that affect millions of people each year. I am writing to ask for your support in this effort through your good thoughts and prayers and through your generous contribution to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI).
Your tax-deductible contribution enables DFCI to provide compassionate care while continuing its research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients worldwide.
With your involvement, “we’ll reach the REAL finish line – A WORLD WITHOUT CANCER.”
A heartfelt THANK YOU for your continued support,