For the last several years in early January I debate with myself whether I have the drive and motivation to ride the Pan Mass Challenge. And, each year I always decide that I do.
The PMC (as it is known) is a 190 mile bike ride the first weekend of August from Sturbridge Mass. to the tip of Cape Cod in Provincetown. I will join more than 5000 other cyclists and our goal is to raise $36,000,000 for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. This unique event raised $35,000,000 last year and 100% of all our funds raised went directly to DFCI.
We have all been touched in some terrible way by this insidious disease. It must be stopped. I know I could have decided not to ride and let others do the work, but it is too important and personal not to try. With all our efforts there will be a cure. PMC here I come!