Thank you all for joining us in raising money to help find a cure for cancer.
Through the generous donations of our customers and colleagues, we raised $2,500 which will go directly to the Jimmy Fund and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Indique cares and so do you! Thank you!
We would like to share the journey that Amy Wilson, our Operations Manager, under took on her two-day 164.2 mile bike-a-thon with this video:
On August 4th & 5th, Amy completed a 164.2 mile bike race, along with thousands of dedicated cyclists, for the PAN MASS CHALLENGE across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with one like goal in mind – financing cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund.
Since 1980, The Pan-Massachusetts Challenge raises money for life-saving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through an annual bike-a-thon that crosses the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. PMC's goal and model: to attain maximum fundraising efficiency while increasing its annual gift. "Our hope and aspiration is to provide Dana-Farber's doctors and researchers the necessary resources to discover cures for all cancers."
About the Jimmy Fund:
The Jimmy Fund supports the fight against cancer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, helping to increase the chances of survival for children and adults with cancer around the world. Since 1948, thousands of events, coupled with the generosity of millions of people, have raised more than $750 million for the Jimmy Fund and helped save countless lives by furthering cancer research and care at Dana-Farber. To learn more, visit Jimmy Fund.
About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:
The mission of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is to provide expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer while advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer and related diseases. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's ultimate goal is the eradication of cancer, AIDS, and related diseases and the fear that they engender. Above all else, Dana-Farber makes a difference by relieving the burden of disease now and for the future through our research, clinical care, education, outreach and advocacy. To learn more, visit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Amy Wilson’s Mission Statement:
The PMC is the most successful athletic fund raising event in the nation; it raises and contributes more money to charity than any other. Most importantly, 100% of rider-raised money goes to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and its Jimmy Fund. I choose to participate in the Pan Mass Challenge because, like so many, I have been touched by cancer, and it is my deepest wish that a cure will be found in my lifetime.
My story began four years ago, when my children were only 4 and 5. Our babysitter, Tyler, complained of a stomachache over a weekend and finally on that Sunday night, his parents took him to the emergency room. The news was devastating. Tyler, a vibrant, athletic 15-year old, was diagnosed with leukemia and he died within 30 days. As a parent, I was completely unprepared for the questions that my children would ask: “Why didn’t the doctors make Tyler better? I thought God could fix anything, why didn’t he fix Tyler? Why did Tyler have to die? Why isn’t there a cure for Tyler’s sick blood?” I had no answers then, and have none now. I ride to raise money in memory of Tyler and in hopes that somewhere along the road, there is a cure!
In addition to cycling in memory of Tyler, I have joined the PMC team called the FLAMES (FAST LEGS AND MINDS ENDING SUFFERING), and we will all be cycling to support the fight against cancer for 2 1/2 year old Christina Scipione. Christina was diagnosed with ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) about a year ago. She has been undergoing chemotherapy since that time, and has about another year of treatment to go. Every pedal brings us closer to a cure!