To raise awareness and funds for a cure for breast cancer, the Sewall family has formed a team for the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) bike ride this August, 2013. Every dollar raised by the newly dubbed Team Elizabeth will go directly to support Elizabeth’s Endowment Fund for breast cancer research at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Founding team members are Gordon Sewall, Gerry Campos and Rob Moore.
The PMC is an annual bike-a-thon across Massachusetts that raises money solely for life-saving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber. Since its founding in 1980, PMC cyclists have ridden to raise and contribute $375 million to cancer research.
As Gordon explains:
“I ride this inaugural year of Elizabeth’s endowment fund to generate enthusiasm for supporting breast cancer research in the spirit of Elizabeth’s legacy. We have formed Team Elizabeth, a group of enthusiastic riders who will allocate everything they raise to The Elizabeth Alling Sewall Endowment for Breast Cancer Research. Scott and Duncan join me in saying thank you for your interest and support of our mission.”
On behalf of himself, Scott and Duncan, Gordon has made a personal commitment to this year’s race of $2,500. Several “Angel Donors” have stepped forward already to join him by matching his gift. “We are so grateful for those who are in a position to match our donation,” he said, “but are truly humbled and honored by every single gift to this important legacy. So many have expressed a desire to help take action in Elizabeth’s name that we are confident we’ll meet and even surpass our team goal of raising $30,000 this year.”
If you’d like to donate to Team Elizabeth’s ride, you can mail a check made out to “Pan-Mass Challenge” to Gordon at: 170 Centre Street, Milton MA 02186, OR you can donate by credit card online at Gordon’s page at the PMC website.