Our 2015 is off to a good start. Helen, Davina, Art, Lynne, Mike, and Suzanne are doing well, Things are stabilizing while the medical community marches on discovering precision medicine approaches to cancer.
Although we are losing sometimes, our record for winning the battle against cancer improves every day. Let us keep the pressure on. Personalized therapy is in our sites.
It’s been 31 years since cancer took my dad from me. Ray would have celebrated his 94th birthday last December with my mom. He was such a brave man, always thinking positively and never complaining. A year after his death, in 1985, I rode my first PMC. The August 1-2 PMC is my 31th ride and one I am looking forward to as much as any of them, especially after the cold rain of 2014. The PMC is my opportunity to engage in the fight against cancer while honoring my dad. I sure wish he was here to watch. Or does he just have a bird’s eye view?
Over these years, I rode for friends, colleagues, and people I did not know. I hoped to offer them hope and comfort through my connection to the wonderful PMC family. Perhaps the knowledge that over 6,000 riders and volunteers really cared provided them with a bit of help as they went through one more day fighting cancer. This fight will forever be personal. It has touched my family too hard to ever be forgotten.
Thank you for being part of my PMC family and supporting me now and in years past. Without you, this ride is just 193 miles long. With you, it is a crusade, that we are winning, against a disease that hurts too many of us. Please consider boldly investing in the miracles that are unfolding today. Every single dollar (100%) of your PMC donation fights cancer. We raised more than $41,000,000 last year, reaching $455 mil. overall. I think we can reach 1/2 billion dollars in 2015. Economic times may be tough for us, but times are tougher for those who are fighting cancer. I need you, and those looking for hope need you. $500,000,000, WOW!! Please be a part of this.
See you on the road.