As you must know by now, this weekend, I will be riding 100 miles on my bicycle in the 2021 Pan-Mass Challenge. The PMC is an annual bike ride that raises funds for cancer research and cancer care at Dana–Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Dana–Farber is recognized as one of the top three cancer centers in the world.
With the help of friends and colleagues, I was able to surpass my initial fundraising goal of $12,500. I set a stretch goal of $15,000 and we are very close to hitting that number.
I will be riding the PMC while wearing a special domain industry cycling jersey that raised over $11,000 from sponsors this year.
Just about everyone knows someone who is battling or who has battled cancer. My wife and I support Dana-Farber because it is a great organization helping people fight cancer and helping to find a cure for cancer. If you can help me achieve my fundraising goal, it would be greatly appreciated. I will happily add your name and link to the domain industry list of supporters if you are able to donate.
Pan-Mass Challenge training ride in my new jersey that raised $11,000 for Dana-Farber: https://t.co/eN0UdV90GR pic.twitter.com/UukJcaJKs1
— Elliot Silver (@DInvesting) July 10, 2021
In 2017 I rode with my Father on a normal physician visit. On the way out of the lobby, i said how you doing, he said not good, the doctor told me I have bladder cancer. 2014, 2015, 2016 we partied. Every day we would load up the cd changer with 6 albums from 3pm till 1am we partied and grilled bbq, steak, hamburgers, pork chop… My dad and i studied every guitar riff, every video on youtube can imagine. At the end 2016, we knew everything. We had been hit hard by Hurricane Savannah and our house was surrounded with black water.
Everyone reading this is a guitar riff expert. You’ve heard ever lick already. The problem with bladder cancer is we had to drive to Charleston, South Carolina for Immunotherapy. At MUSC. Medical University South Carolina. It was a 5 hour drive and the streets of Charleston are not so fine if you are 75.
Charleston SC has sewage issue. When it rains the streets downtown fill up 4 feet deep with water.
We live in North Carolina. They said MUSC is “teaching hospital” meaning they have an unlimited number of college students developing at the hospital/university/campus.
My question was, “How come everyone in North Carolina with cancer has to drive to South Carolina.”
At one point my Dad was telling me the cancer medicine is only available at MUSC.
Thats why anyone with bladder cancer in North Carolina better have a new car and good tires…..If you want to make it MUSC get ready to drive.
“My question was, “How come everyone in North Carolina with cancer has to drive to South Carolina.”
It is all about money and politics.
NC has so many good medical Us…Wake Forest, UNC and Duke….and many biotech companies and the research triangle. I love the Duke Botanical Garden and it is FREE!!
Outer banks is nice too.
I spent 6 wks working in Raleigh and I find it nice…..