A Reason to Ride 2017, for Cancer Research at BIDMC

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Benefiting BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL CENTER, INC.

This Year’s Event Is Dedicated to Mary Ternullo

       On September 17, the 10th annual A Reason to Ride event will honor a Beth Israel Deaconess cancer patient who received a successful stem cell transplant during her treatment for acute myeloid leukemia. Mary Ternullo, 73, lives in Plymouth. In 2016, three years after receiving the transplant at the Cancer Center at BIDMC, she visited her stem cell donor in Germany. She remains in good health, enjoys gardening and walking and plans to participate in A Reason to Ride’s 5K walk on September 17. “I’m thrilled to help raise funds for cancer research at BIDMC,” she says.

Photo: Mary Ternullo, center, and, left, her transplant nurse, Denise Cummings, RN, and her doctor, Malgorzata McMasters, MD.

To read Marys incredable story, copy address below, paste in to your browser and open.

  http://www.bidmc.org/Centers-and-Departments/Departments/Cancer-Center/Bone-Marrow-Transplantation/For-Patients/Stem-Cell-Transplant-Saves-a-Life.aspx