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John and I Are Ready to Ride

The Pan-Mass Challenge ride to raise funds for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is coming up this weekend in a “reimagined” format. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, there isn’t a group ride this year. Instead, John and I will be riding separately, with the most important aspect having been accomplished already.

With the support of the domain industry, John and I have helped raise just shy of $14,000 for Dana-Farber. John and I will be proudly wearing our domain industry sponsored PMC jerseys as we ride this coming weekend. We have each been wearing our jerseys throughout the Summer as we condition ourselves for the big ride.

Peace

The silver lining about the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic is that I have been able to spend a lot more time with my kids the past few months. My business is much more flexible than my wife’s, so I have been spending the bulk of my day with our kids. It has not been without its challenges, but I feel very fortunate to be able to spend quality time with them.

This morning, the conditions were almost perfect for a nature hike. We hiked through some local Mass Audubon trails, and it was nice to be able to spend some time with the kids, enjoying nature, without business distractions.

Towards the end of our hike, we found this painted rock with a positive message I want to share with you.

There is an incredible amount of crazy in our world today. Sometimes it’s good to spend some time outside to take a break and catch my breath. Hope you find time to catch your breath and take a break.

Peace.

2020 PMC Jersey Raises $10,000

Despite the uncertain economic and health conditions around the world due to the coronavirus pandemic, John Berryhill and I are happy to announce that our domain industry sponsored 2020 Pan-Mass Challenge jersey has raised $10,000 for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The jersey above, created by the XYZ Registry design team, will be the jersey that John and I wear as we train for the re-imagined Pan-Mass Challenge ride in August.

While there will not be the large group ride this year due, John and I will each be riding our own 2 day 160+ mile bike rides in our custom jerseys. The jerseys will be sent off to the printer on Tuesday morning, and we should have them to wear by early June.

John and I appreciate all of the support we have received from our friends and colleagues so far, and we want to give a special thank you to our jersey sponsors:

Honor a Friend or Loved One on Our PMC Jersey

I am happy to announce that design #2 prevailed after a weekend of voting. John Berryhill and I will be proud to wear this special domain industry sponsored Pan-Mass Challenge jersey as we ride around locally this Spring, Summer, and Fall.

One of the neat elements that the XYZ Registry design team integrated into the jersey is a special way for us to honor friends, colleagues, and loved ones who have cancer or who bravely fought cancer. If you would like to honor someone special to you, I invite you to share that person’s two initials (like MG or RP) in the comment section, and if you donate $20 to either John’s PMC fundraiser or my PMC fundraiser, we will add the initials to our jersey (as space allows). I plan to submit the final design to the printer on Monday, May 18th. Anyone who already contributed is certainly welcome to participate.

In addition to honoring or memorializing someone,

VOTE: Help Us Choose a 2020 PMC Jersey Design

John Berryhill and I signed up to ride in the 2020 Pan-Mass Challenge to raise money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Each year, John and I wear a special domain industry-sponsored cycling jersey during our training rides and as we cross the finish line. This year, we will not be able to cross a finish line because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but we are continuing to train and will be wearing our special cycling jerseys and shorts while we are out on the road in the Spring, Summer, and Fall.

The XYZ Registry is the lead sponsor this year, and their design team created three AWESOME jersey design options, which you can see above. John and I are asking friends and colleagues to vote for their favorite design, and that is the design we will wear for the next several months and beyond:


One cool aspect you will notice is that each jersey has a special design element to honor or memorialize someone who is fighting cancer or who bravely fought cancer. Jerseys 1 and 3 have first names, and jersey 2 has initials. John and I would be happy to add names or initials to honor your friends and family if you would like. We will do our best to add as many as possible as the jersey allows. Once the jersey is selected, I will share the winning design and invite people to submit names or initials.

So far, our jersey has raised $6,250 for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and its Jimmy fund! As you can see, there is room on the back of the jersey for more logos!

As of the time of publication, John and I have 7 logo sponsorships available on the back of the jersey for a $500 donation/each. We hope to raise $10,000 in donations to Dana-Farber this year as a result of the jersey fundraising. Please reach out to me via email to confirm availability. We plan to have the jersey finalized next Wednesday. Voting is open until Monday, May 11, 2020 at around 9am Eastern.

Here is a list of our generous domain industry jersey sponsors for 2020:

2020 Pan-Mass Challenge

logoOnce again this year, John Berryhill and I are registered to ride in the 2020 Pan-Mass Challenge to raise money and awareness for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Dana-Farber is one of the leading cancer organizations in the world, and we are happy to support their mission of providing exceptional cancer treatment and completing advanced cancer research. Since the start of the Pan-Mass Challenge ride in 1980, the PMC has raised $717 million in funding for Dana-Farber and its Jimmy Fund.

Obviously, the circumstances of the ride are tentative due to the uncertainty of whether it will be possible this year to assemble the rolling army of nearly 7,000 PMC riders expected.

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