Monday, June 10, 2013

Virtual Bake Sale

This year, instead of pursuing my own triathlon goals, I decided to tackle a different sort of challenge.  In less than two months, I will be riding from Wellesley to Provincetown (163 miles) as part of the Pan-Mass Challenge (or PMC).

The PMC is a bike-a-thon started in 1980 that has donated over $375 million to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.  I am riding for my mom, a breast cancer survivor, and my grandpa who has fought off colon, bladder and skin cancers.  I am riding for my uncle who struggles with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.  It's about my aunts who have fought breast cancer.  It's about my friend's mom who suddenly passed away from ovarian cancer.  And it's about another friend's dad who lost his battle with metastatic liver cancer last year.

The list of family and friends who have been diagnosed with cancer unfortunately goes on.  However challenging this ride may be for me, it's all about riding for those who cannot, for those who are fighting cancer and those supporting them.

To help me meet my fundraising minimum, I am hosting a virtual bake sale today through Wednesday June 12.  Please consider supporting my PMC ride by making an online donation or bidding on a baked good.  It would also be amazing if you could spread the word about the bake sale- its success depends on plenty of buyers!

The baked goods up for auction look delicious and include some gluten-free and dairy-free treats, even sugar-free ones that would be perfect to fuel training rides.  There is also some of my award-winning tomato jam up for grabs, as well as a copy of the Smitten Kitchen cookbook.  So go on over and check it out.

Thank you so much for your support!!


Caratunk Girl said...

HOLY CRAP! That is a huge ride!!!! SO amazing you are doing that!! I wish there were more long rides like that around here.

Love the virtual bake sale idea!!!

Emily @ A Cambridge Story said...

Great cause and good luck with the fundraising and ride! I'm sorry that I'm not together enough right now with the baby to participate in the bake sale!

Cotter Crunch said...

gah i meant to get in on this! sorry i was slow. But glad you are going for it!

Hannah said...

So inspiring! I too wish I could have participated, but I'm delighted to see how many bloggers came out and baked for the cause. I've gotta make it happen next time around and follow your great example. :)

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