2015 Athletic Fundraising Campaign
192-mile Pan-Mass Challenge bike-a-thon
Every year I take on 2 significant athletic challenges to raise money and give back. My 13th annual Pan-Massachusetts Challenge 192-mile bike-a-thon is August 1-2.
The PMC raises more money for charity than any other single event in the country, $455 million since 1980 and $41 million last year alone! This success is the result of a lot of people riding for, and caring about, a cure. And because every penny matters, 100 percent of your donation goes to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. I’ve made a personal commitment to ride and raise $4,500. So I hope you can help me achieve this significant goal.
Please donate to my PMC ride at one of the following links:
Click here to make $25 donation
Click here to make a $50 donation
Click here to make a $100 donation
Click here to make a $250 donation
Click here to make a $500 donation
Click here to make a $1,000 donation
Click here to make a donation of any other amount
Click here to make a donation from a Fidelity Donor Advised Fund
Every donation brings us closer by the mile.
Your donation is tax deductible and 100% will go to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. If you prefer to write a check, please make it out to the PMC, The Jimmy Fund or Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and mail it to me directly at:
133 Glezen Lane
Wayland, MA 01778
If your employer has a matching gift program, ask your Human Resources department for a form, and follow the process for matches.
To learn more about the PMC, please visit pmc.org.
1.5-mile Alcatraz Sharkfest swim
My 22nd annual Alcatraz Sharkfest 1.5 mile swim across San Francisco Bay happens on August 8th.
This year there are two Sharkfest swims. The original and the grand-daddy of all open water swims in the US is the Alcatraz Sharkfest swim from Alcatraz Island back to the mainland 1.5 miles across San Francisco Bay landing in Aquatic Park at the Maritime Museum under the Ghiradelli Sign and near Fisherman’s Wharf. The water is expected to be 60 degrees and the current is unpredictable. This will be my 22nd time attempting to “escape” from Alcatraz. (Why “attempting”? Because this is so difficult and so different each year, I must not and do not take it for granted.)
My swims are fundraisers for the Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program where my wife Carole was director of the HIV team for 18 years. BHCHP is the face of health care for Boston’s homeless individuals and families. Last year they delivered services to more than 11,000 homeless men, women, and children. Over the last 25 years, BHCHP has evolved into the largest and most comprehensive health care for the homeless program in the country. Their success as a national model results from: the commitment of talented professionals and clinicians; a strong record of responsible financial stewardship; and a network of public and private community partnerships. Carole is Director of HIV services at BHCHP and the money raised will go to support her team’s work as well as the rest of the program.
To donate to BHCHP for either swim on-line via PayPal (note: PayPal extracts a small fee) please click this button:
To donate by check payable to “BHCHP” please send it to 133 Glezen Lane, Wayland, MA 01778.