Last November, my cousin Matt (technically, my mom's cousin's grandson) lost his battle with Leukemia. Our family has dealt with so many deaths due to cancer, and many of us have responded by raising money for cancer research. Matt's father Mark is riding in the Pan Mass Challenge again this year. Matt wanted to ride last year and the year before, but was unable to due to relapses in his health. However, he was able to ride at Fenway Park during the PMC celebration both years. I got this picture of him riding in 2008:
If you are able to, please donate. Even a small amount. Your spare change could be going to help save someone's life.