In exactly two weeks, if all goes as planned, I will be wrapping up my second Pan Mass Challenge, a 192 mile bike ride where every mile brings us closer to a world without cancer.
My time on the bike this year is slacking quite a bit, but my motivation for this ride is at an all time high. Despite all the miles I should have been riding in May and June, I know I have the motivation I need to power me all the way to Provincetown… even up the hills of Truro and Wellfleet.
All along the course I’ll see signs held by little kids saying “I’m alive thanks to you” and “Keep riding… I’ll keep living.” “I beat cancer” being held by someone who couldn’t have been older than 7 or 8 distracted me while climbing up a steep hill last year.
When I’m riding into the strong headwinds along route 6 near the end of the ride, regretting not putting in more miles this spring, I’ll be thinking of those with a much harder battle. The little kids who have to go through chemo, the friend that has to sit next to her best friend while she hears her diagnosis… The child, saying goodbye to a parent lost way too early to a horrible, horrible disease.
My personal goal this year is $4500 and $40 million overall, and we could use your help. Please visit www2.pmc.org/profile/jl0364, where every penny counts, and every dollar brings us closer to a world without cancer.