Welcome to Al Cantor's Pedaling for Payson Fundraising Page!
Thanks for supporting my annual ride in Pedaling for Payson!
For each of the last several years, our team, Tour de DaySurgery, has led the way in raising funds (and having fun) in this event. Why do I participate? Because the money raised by Pedaling for Payson supports cancer patients at Concord Hospital with critical out-of-pocket expenses, such as food and gas, during their cancer treatment. Additionally, funds support our most vulnerable patients by providing them with help from a "nurse navigator." In other words, this is a direct and very needed form of support.
Then there's the personal challenge for me. In this photo, taken July 2, I am euphorically celebrating the completion of my eight-year quest to climb all 48 4,000-foot mountains in New Hampshire. It wasn't easy, for a reason I discovered from an x-ray a few days before the climb: my knees are shot, with zero cartilage left -- all of which made the hike (and the twenty or so before it) particularly painful. But now, six weeks later, I feel great, and biking is actually helping. So I'm taking on a 50+-mile ride to push myself and what the doctors gently call my "end-stage knees," to see if I can do it.
And, for a good cause, I can -- especially with you help!
Thanks for your support of my ride, and your help for folks who really need it!
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