This year, once again, my brother Mike is riding his bike to raise money for cancer research, through the Pan-Mass Challenge. The PMC has been going on for 35 years, and has raised over $350 million for research at Dana-Farber in Boston. In his years of riding, Mike has raised almost $50,000 for cancer research. He's very close to that total. Maybe you can help him get there?
Below is Mike's fundraising letter, with a link to his online fundraising page. Please consider visiting and making a contribution. It helps all of us.
I'm extremely proud of my brother for all the hard work he has put in to this ride over the years, and grateful for all he has done for us.
Thanks for considering a donation.
Dear Friends and Family:
This year on August 1st, I will ride for my 8th year in the Pan Mass Challenge to raise research funds for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
As many of you may know from sponsoring me in the past, this cause is especially personal to me as I have had several immediate family members and close friends that have been diagnosed and treated successfully for many different types of cancers. This year, I'm riding in support of my brother, and several other close friends and colleagues that are in various stages of cancer treatment. All are either patients at the DFCI, or beneficiaries of their ongoing research.
Since 1980, the PMC has raised over $350 million for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber. The majority of this impressive total is considered unrestricted support-critical, flexible funding that can be directed where and when it is needed most. As the PMC generates nearly half of the Jimmy Fund's annual revenue, every rider supports the efforts of more than 3,000 DFCI faculty and staff members as they make countless advances that have become the standard of cancer care and research.
I’m asking you to join me in the fight against cancer by sponsoring me in my ride with the 2015 Pan Mass Challenge. The doctors and researchers at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston are making tremendous progress in finding a cure for this terrible disease, but we need to continue to fund the fight and bring this to an end.
The easiest way to donate is to give on-line. The PMC site is a secure site.
To give on-line, you can go to the following link to my personal fundraising site: