I'm asking, once again, for you to consider making a donation to cancer research.
As he has for many years, my brother is again riding in this year's Pan Mass Challenge, a bike ride through Massachusetts that raises money for cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Over 37 years, the PMC has raised over $500 million for research.
Last year, riders raised $47 million, and a pretty good chunk of that went directly to research on blood cancer -- $3.1 million, or about 15% of the total raised.
My brother works hard all year to train for the ride. He has personally raised almost $60,000, and this will be his 10th year riding. I was just one of the inspirations for him to start riding; like many families, we've had our share of losses to cancer, including our mom. I'm proud of my brother and grateful to him for all of his hard work.
The PMC will take place this weekend, and if you are looking for a place to make a donation to cancer research (even a small donation), please consider supporting my brother. You can get to his donation page by clicking here, and then entering the EgiftID MM0386.
Thanks for considering it.
And have a good ride, Mike.