Honoring the Life and Legacy of Elizabeth Alling Sewall

May 11 Kick-Off Event in Brooklyn for 2019 Team Elizabeth

Team Elizabeth PMC fundraiser Brooklyn

Saturday May 11, 2019, 1:00-4:00 p.m. in Brooklyn

The Springs, 224 Franklin Street, Brooklyn 11222

Purchase tickets now for this not-to-miss gathering at Eventbrite

It’s hard to believe that this August will be the seventh time Team Elizabeth has assembled a group of riders to participate in the Pan Mass Challenge, an event that raises funds for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute each year. Dana-Farber is where Elizabeth received treatment and where her memorial endowment is housed.

Not only do team members commit to many hours of bike training to be ready for the rigorous 84-mile route, they also promise to raise thousands of dollars each in support of the cause—a big commitment that those of us who cheer from the sidelines appreciate immensely!

If you’re like me, you are looking for ways to help and, if so, I have just the event for you! The Team is kicking off this year’s biking and fundraising season with a social gathering in Brooklyn. Members of this year’s team, along with members of Elizabeth’s family welcome any and all friends and supporters to attend. That means you! Hugs will be offered in abundance, along with plenty of time to catch up with one another.

In addition, your $60 ticket will include:

  • Entry to The Springs (names will be taken in the Team E section in the back where you will receive ticket package)
  • 3 drink tickets for select drinks (several beer options, red/white wine, mimosas, well+mixer drinks)
  • 1 raffle ticket
  • Last but not least – a generous donation to Team E’s 2019 ride

All proceeds raised by the team go directly to the Elizabeth Alling Sewall Endowment for Breast Cancer Research at Dana-Farber.

Team Elizabeth riders through the years, beginning with a crew of three in 2013, upper left, to recent teams filled with “youngsers” of the next generation.

The “youngsters,” as I like to call them, are the energetic twenty-something-year-olds who now make up the majority of the team and who are the driving force behind this kick-off event. All who knew Elizabeth are smiling now, I am certain, at the joy you know she would have at seeing the next generation take on the leadership for helping raise awareness and support for a cure for breast cancer. She would humbly demure that it’s not about her but about about curing the disease, yet I know that all of us who loved her are comforted that this effort has her name on it—truly a living legacy.

Now in its third year, the Brooklyn fundraiser has raised over $8,000 so far and hopes to continue that momentum with this year’s event.

If you are anywhere near NYC, or for that matter anywhere at all and inspired to get yourself to NYC on May 11th, get your tickets now and join us.

Yours ever-so-gratefully,

Lucy Mathews Heegaard / Team E Scribe and Web Support