My wife ran the Boston Marathon in April of this year on the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team. Not only did she have a great run (3:31:23), but she also set a very high bar on the fundraising front. I can’t compete with her on a run, so I set a serious fundraising goal of $18,000 for my Pan-Mass Challenge this year.
We took a trip out to Nantucket this weekend to see some friends and enjoy one of our favorite places to visit. I brought my bike on the trip and had the pleasure of taking two nice training rides on the island. I am not athletically gifted, so I really need to put some miles on the bike before August’s Pan-Mass Challenge ride.
Truthfully, just one of the rides was great from a riding perspective. The first one, though, we ran into a torrential downpour with some hail for the final 4 miles. We thought we could beat the rain bands that were threatening from afar, but we got caught in the middle. It was incredible. On the plus side, every few years it seems like we deal with a pretty strong rain during the PMC, so it’s good train in that weather.
John Berryhill and I will be riding in the Pan-Mass Challenge this Summer to raise funds for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. As we cross the finish line after completing this 192 mile bike ride, John and I will be wearing a jersey adorned with logos and graphics from our domain name industry friends and colleagues who made generous donations to support our fundraising efforts.
As a result of exceptional support this year, I am happy to share that we raised a record $23,500 in donations for Dana-Farber via our domain industry jersey sponsorships. In total to date this year, we raised more than $28,000 for Dana-Farber. We hope to raise even more as it gets closer to PMC weekend. You can support my PMC fundraiser here and you can support John’s PMC fundraiser here.
John and I have received an incredible amount of support from our domain industry colleagues, and we appreciate every single donation that was made to our fundraisers. Cancer is something that doesn’t discriminate, and John and I support Dana-Farber’s cancer fighting mission.
I want to give a special shout out to our generous Pan-Mass Challenge jersey sponsors:
Update: All spots have been reserved. Thank you to our generous sponsors!
The jersey John Berryhill and I will wear as we cross the Pan-Mass Challenge finish line is almost finalized. With the help of industry friends and colleagues who are sponsoring our jersey, we have been able to raise quite a bit of money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. John and I appreciate the tremendous support we have received so far. We will proudly wear these jerseys as we train for the PMC and when we ride in August.
It looks like John and I will be able to fit two additional (relatively small) horizontal logos on the bottom of our jersey (on either side of Shane’s ape, Colonel Whitenfur). We are asking for a $750 donation to either one of our PMC fundraisers for your logo to appear on our jersey. Please email me first to ensure a spot is available. Please pardon the low resolution images I have here, but you can click here to see a high resolution version of the jersey panels.
Update: All spots have been reserved. If you are interested in sponsoring our jersey and there is room for any more logos once the jersey design is finalized, email me and I will keep you posted.
John Berryhill and I are raising money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute this year by riding nearly 200 miles in the Pan-Mass Challenge. Dana-Farber has an important cancer fighting mission John and I support wholeheartedly. For the last several years, we created a custom domain industry Pan-Mass Challenge jersey with the logos of generous supporters. John and I will be doing the same this year.
John and I will wear this special jersey as we cross the finish line on Day Two of the Pan-Mass Challenge. The plan is to get the jersey created ASAP so John and I can also wear it during our training rides in advance of the PMC. I still wear my older jerseys when I ride outside.
Once again this year, the XYZ Registry is our lead sponsor, making a significant donation to our PMC fundraisers. In addition, the XYZ design and operations teams (Amy Brown Cole and Jocelyn Hanc) designed the jersey and shorts for us to wear.
As you can see, there is still room on the back for quite a few domain industry logos. John and I are asking for a $750 donation to one of our PMC fundraising pages in exchange for your logo on the back. Please reach out to me before making a sponsorship donation so I can confirm availability.
Two domain industry friends – Alan Dunn and Morgan Linton – donated more than the requested amount to have their Bored Apes featured on our sleeves. GoDaddy was also kind enough to donate beyond the $750 requested amount. We have quite a bit of space available on the back of the jersey. Update: All spots have been reserved.
Later on this Summer, John Berryhill and I will participate in the Pan-Mass Challenge ride to raise funds 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 and honored to be able to support its mission of providing exceptional cancer treatment and completing advanced cancer research. This will be my ninth PMC ride and John’s fourth PMC ride.
During this year’s PMC, John and I will ride the two day 162 mile route from Wellesley to Provincetown. I set an ambitious fundraising goal of $15,000 $18,000, and John’s fundraising goal is $10,000. Since my first PMC ride, with the help of domain investment industry friends and colleagues, we have raised nearly more than $100,000 for Dana-Farber.