Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Waiting on angels

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I'm no angel.

But you, my six loyal readers, are angels. You donated over $6,000, one hundred percent of which went to the Jimmy Fund to support the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

The doctors at Dana Farber used the money you donated to continue working to save lives once thought surely over due to a cancer diagnosis. Lives like those of Declan, who I met on the ride, and Julia, whose father I met while riding.

Both of them offered me thanks for riding several times, as did Declan's parents. For once, I was polite and accepted their thanks, but I was really accepting it on behalf of you. You donated the money, you made it possible for Dana Farber's work to continue...me? I just sat on my ass spinning my wheels for a few hours, which is about all I'm good for most days.

So, from them, and all the others whose lives you saved, many of whom lined the route, thanks.

And, because you couldn't come along, here are some photos of the ride along with some of those among us affected by cancer, many of whom are living proof that cancer research is working, it is worth what we pay for it, it is letting more people live longer lives.

For that and all of the other support you gave me, you all are truly the angels the patients at Dana Farber have been waiting on.

I'm working to make cancer history. Will you help me?

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