A Letter from Gordon Sewall
Team Elizabeth is deep into fine-tuning bodies and bikes for the 86-mile ride from Wellesley to Bourne on August 3rd. Hard to believe that this will be our 7th year of riding in the Pan Mass Challenge to support the Elizabeth Alling Sewall Endowment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Elizabeth’s endowment in support of early detection and treatment of breast cancer under the auspices of Dr. Eric Winer, Chief of the Division of Women’s Cancers and Director of the Women’s Oncology Program at Dana-Farber, has grown to almost $800,000 since it was established in 2012. This accomplishment is beyond awesome, and I thank you. In the fall, all of the money we raise in 2019 will be added to the fund.
We have $21,000 in contributions so far toward our 2019 goal of $80,000. Please consider supporting this amazing legacy in memory of a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, mother and, of course, friend to so many over her all too short lifetime. In Cynthia’s words “Elizabeth was a star, she always gave her best.” She continues to make her presence felt in the lives of all of us who loved her and whom she loved dearly.
For your convenience, there are two ways to give. You can do so with a credit card at the Team Elizabeth page at the PMC website: http://profile.pmc.org/TE0056.
Or, if you prefer to donate by check, please make it out to Pan Mass Challenge with the Elizabeth Alling Sewall Endowment on the memo line and send it to me at: 57 Wheelwright Farm, Cohasset, MA 02025.
I am writing you on a mid-summer, rainy day coming off the hottest weekend of the season so far. Here’s hoping that the weather extremes will soften come August 3rd. Cynthia, Scott, Duncan and I are deeply appreciative of the years of support so many of you have contributed to make this effort a remarkable success. We can be proud of this accomplishment as it serves as a foundation of hope for the day when the world is free of this terrible disease.
With warmest regards,