I’ve ridden in the Pan-Mass Challenge charity ride every year since 2001. It’s gotten pretty familiar, so—to celebrate my tenth ride, and to put the “challenge” back into the Pan-Mass Challenge—this year I’m doing things a little bit different.
Although they call it the “Pan-Massachusetts” Challenge, the ride actually only goes two-thirds of the way across the state. This year, for the first time, I’m going to do a true pan-Mass ride, starting at the New York State border. That means that on the day before the regular PMC, I’ll be riding an extra hundred miles across the Berkshires, turning that familiar two-day, 200-mile PMC route into an extremely difficult three-day, 300-mile odyssey.
But that’s not all. My second, equally ambitious goal is to get a hundred people to sponsor me. In recent years I’ve usually had 50 or 60 sponsors, and I’ve never had more than 70, so this is where you come in.
I don’t care if you only give $5, but please take a moment to sponsor my ride, for any amount. 100 percent of your donation goes to fight cancer at the Jimmy Fund and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Between these two big goals, this year I’m working harder than ever to raise money for cancer research, and I really need your help. Even if it’s only a little, every donation counts toward my 100-sponsor goal, and toward eradicating cancer.