In August of 2018, I participated in the 39th annual Pan-Mass Challenge. It was an incredible experience and one that had a profound effect on me. To be a part of such a worthwhile cause brought a tremendous amount of purpose to my life. Knowing that myself, my dear friend Dave Hunt and thousands of other riders were truly making a difference in the fight against cancer inspired me during the months of training and the actual 192 mile ride. I knew that I was a part of something big and something that could show tangible results through the money we all raised as well as the courage and hope we brought into peoples lives. It was a life changing experience for me.
Because of my experience in last year's ride, I will be conquering the Pan-Mass Challenge again in 2019. Unfortunately, we all have been affected by cancer in one way or another. Personally, along with my Dad and my Mother-in-Law who are both cancer survivors, I ride for two very special people who have lost their battles with this disease. My mother, Linda Goodemote and my second Father, Tom Brennan. If you knew either one of these people, you know that God doesn't make them any better. Truly the salt of the earth and individuals that would do anything for their friends and family. I miss them both dearly. But through the Pan-Mass Challenge, I have the opportunity to make sure their memories live on and that people who currently are or will be receiving cancer treatment in the future will remain with us and not just memories.
So, in an effort to eradicate cancer from all of our lives, I humbly ask that you donate to my fundraising campaign. No donation is too small or too large and 100% of the proceeds that riders raise goes directly to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for research and treatment. Last year we raised $56 million as a group and since 1980, the Pan-Mass Challenge riders have raised over $600 million. Please give whatever you can. It very well could be the difference in someone's life.
2nd year Pan-Mass Challenge Participant