In April of 2007, as an otherwise healthy and active 28 year old, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Thanks to decades of investment this cancer is eminently treatable and curable, and after 6 months of chemotherapy and radiation I was cancer free, and have been fortunate to remain so over the last decade. In that 10 year span I was fortunate to marry my best friend and discover the singular true joy in life, becoming a father to my wonderful son Sean. A few generations ago that would not have been possible for me.
Unfortunately over that last decade I also lost my father, father-in-law and a college classmate to cancer - a reminder that much more work can be done. In addition to lives lost I have seen countless others face cancer down successfully and join the tribe of survivors I am proud to be a part of. That is why I am again choosing to ride the PMC; to do a small part in ensuring the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, which does groundbreaking global work on cancer and cures, continues to receive the critical investment it needs to help save and prolong life.
In 2008, 2009, 2017 and 2018 I rode the PMC. Together in those 4 years we have raised over $30,000; in 2019 I am aiming to raise $10,000. In 2018 The Bruins team raised and gifted $420,000 to the PMC.
Since 1980, the Pan-Mass Challenge has raised $663 million in support of lifesaving cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In 2018, the PMC made a record gift of $56 million.
The PMC is a wonderful event and makes a real difference in the fight against cancer; I am excited I have the physical ability to ride, to have a wonderful and loving family to cheer me on and excited to support an organization that was central to my own care and therapy, DFCI. Thank you for your commitment and please reach out with any questions or remarks (email@example.com). If you would prefer to send a check you can send to me, made out to “Boston Bruins Foundation” at;
28 Jan Sebastian Drive
Sandwich, MA 02563
This year I am excited to once again ride with the Boston Bruins Foundation Team – a great group of committed PMC riders, Bruins fans, team employees and alumni. We will once again use the Crowdrise platform for all fundraising and present a check to the PMC during a Bruins game early in the 2019-2020 season.