Some of you know that our daughter, Jennifer, has been battling cancer for four years. As of last May she has been on an experimental, clinical trial of immunotherapy as well as chemotherapy. She is still working teaching K-1 autistic children and living as normal a life as possible. However, she is still getting chemo, and that means that she loses her appetite for weeks on end. She is a fighter and this winter was given permission to get back into skiing. It is a joy seeing the smile on her face when she is on the slopes. As a former racer, she loves being there. She is also jogging whenever she has a chance – even in sub-zero weather.
Because of the effort and fight that she is putting up, Vickery and I have again committed to raising money for cancer research by riding in the two-day 2016 Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC). On the first weekend in August, I will join 6,200 cyclists in the PMC ride, an annual bike-a-thon that raises money for research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) in Boston.