I thought I would bring to your attention a very special cause worth supporting.
My cousin Sue has a good friend named Dr. Ramon Franco, a surgeon who is riding in this year's Pan-Mass Challenge. The Pan Mass Challenge is a yearly bike race in Massachusetts where the contestants ride to fight cancer. It takes place over two days, and covers over 200 miles in support of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Over 30 years, over $270 million has been raised in the fight, and this year's goal is $31 million. 5,200 will be riding in this year's race, which takes place August 7th and 8th.
Ramon will be riding for children with cancer at Massachusetts General Hospital and The Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary. He rides with a team called ROAR (Reindeer On a Ride). All donations are tax-deductible. If you'd like to support him, or anyone else in the 2010 Pan-Mass Challenge, please go here.
I wish Dr. Franco and his friends at ROAR (which include Gerry Callahan of the Boston Herald), and all those taking part in the Pan-Mass Challenge, all the best in their fight against cancer.