Tuesday, January 16, 2007

My Fight Against Cancer in the PMC

(Please allow me to deviate from the food theme for a special appeal)

No, I am not sick, unless you consider riding 192 miles in two days on a bicycle sick. Cancer has touched too close to home for me though. My paternal grandmother, my great aunt, my great aunt's son and one her daughters. Someone I went to high school with and someone I went to summer camp with. There are others too, all taken away by cancer. One friend of my family is a two-time survivor. One of my neighbors is also a survivor. There are many others. How many people do you know that have been affected by cancer?

On August 4th and 5th I will be riding in the Pan-Mass Challenge, a 192-mile charity bicycle ride across Massachusetts, from Sturbridge to Provincetown, raising money for to support life-saving research and treatment at The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through The Jimmy Fund. I will train all spring and summer, cycling close to 2,000 miles in preparation.

Now I know I don't know most of you personally but I'd be surprised if you didn't know someone affected by cancer. I've committed to raising $3,600 for this event and am asking for your help. Please consider making a contribution, helping me reach my goal. Consider passing on the foie gras, the filet mignon or that extra bottle of wine at dinner, and make a donation. You can make a pledge online by following this link: http://www.pmc.org/mypmc/profiles.asp?eGiftID=SD0131

Thank you for reading, thank you for your support and most importantly, thank you for your contribution.

Much love,
Scott (aka One Food Guy)

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