SUPPORT ME HELP THOSE FIGHTING CANCER
I’m writing you again to support my efforts through the Pedaling For Payson to raise money for those struggling with cancer.
This year I’m going for the century for the third time. That’s 100 miles. I’m 62. I have to admit, the first time was tough and I didn't make it last time. Didn't hydrate enough when training and at the event itself, so I developed kidney stones in my bladder, and had to cut it short after 60 miles. But I learned my lesson, and I think I can make it this time. More important, I think I should do it, because maybe it will prompt some of you to donate.
This is my seventh ride for Payson Center at Concord Hospital. This center has helped me in dealing with my minor brushes with cancer. But more importantly it helps funds other cancer patients who face much tougher battles with expenses that are not covered by insurance, but are essential for recovery. Items like gas cards so that patients can get to and from treatments and grocery cards so they can eat and keep strong. Additionally, funds will support our most vulnerable patients by providing them with support from a "nurse navigator,".
If I raise more than $1000, I get donate a memorial brick at the Payson Center fountain near the entrance. Four years years ago that brick went two: Marty Capodice and Jennie Stewart-Boldin, but who died of cancer in the same year. Three years ago next brick went to a member of my Prostate cancer support group, who died in a motorcycle accident. Two years it was Roger Hawk, a neighbor who died of brain cancer who also went to the Payson center for treatments. Last time I raised more than just less than 1500. I don’t know how much I can raise this time. I think a lot of you may be tapped out, but anything you can give would be much appreciated. No donation is too small
So I’ll be riding my bike, come rain or shine, through the New Hampshire hills on September 16, and I’ll be going on the toughest ride again because if you are going to dig deep in your pockets, I might as well push myself too.
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