A Report from Gordon Sewall
Team Elizabeth, composed of six (Scott Sewall, Sonya Conway, Tom Dwyer, Gerry Campos, Tricia Glynn Campos and me) now seasoned riders, successfully completed the 84.5 mile odyssey from Wellesley to Bourne on Saturday. Securely positioned near the end of the pack for most of the ride, all the members of the team arrived safely.
The weather was glorious from start to finish with temperatures in the low 90s and a blustery headwind. Elizabeth worked her magic by lowering the dew point into the fifties (Thursday and Friday saw dew points in the seventies), a condition that proved critical to our success. In a most touching way, the younger riders kept an eye out for older teammates throughout the ride including expediting trips to the beer tent upon arriving in Bourne.
The Team has already raised over $30,000 toward our goal of $45,000, all of which will be dedicated to the Elizabeth Alling Sewall Endowment at Dana-Farber. Donations are still flowing in and please note that the fund raising in support of this important cause will continue until October 1st. In addition to the Team’s success, Eric Winer, MD, Head of Breast Oncology at Dana-Farber and Elizabeth’s doctor, will transfer a portion of the money he raises to her endowment again this year.
For those who have already given to support the ride, thank you. For those who would like to contribute, it is easy to do. Checks should be made out to Pan Mass Challenge with the Elizabeth Alling Sewall endowment on the memo line and sent to me at: 57 Wheelwright Farm, Cohasset, MA 02025. If you prefer to donate by credit card, you can do so at the Team PMC page. Please note you can donate to the Team as a whole or select a specific rider from our Team list by clicking “donate” on his or her page. We welcome your support.
With a bit of good luck, we will reach $400,000 this calendar year, an awesome success by every measure. Enjoy the rest of the summer.