11th Pan Mass Challenge
I ride for a reason and I ride for a cause and because of this, I ride with No Pain, I Ride in the cold, I ride in the rain, I ride for hours upon hours so that I can help those who can’t ride.
This will be my 11th year riding in the Pan Mass Challenge. It comes with great reward as I am building friendships and raising money for a worthy cause…cancer research. It also comes with great heart ache. The more friends and family I meet in the PMC, I unfortunately more and more that are battling cancer. Charlotte who was only 6 years old and fought a long hard 4 year battle. Charlotte had an aggressive brain tumor known as atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT). Despite treatment after treatment, trips into Boston on a daily basis, experimental medicine and everything some of the best doctors in the world could do for her; it was just not enough. While enduring all of this, Charlotte taught us all how to live and to enjoy life to the fullest. She never stopped being a kid!!! My thoughts and prayers will always be with this special little girl who touched so many of our lives. I must ride on, I must raise money, I am fighting cancer!! DONATE
Our team is growing every year as we will have over 160 members riding in this year’s PMC. Our team will raise over 1 Million Dollars this year alone.
The Pan Mass Challenge is exactly that….a challenge. Anyone that knows me knows that I am not built for speed. But I knew in my heart that I could do something like this especially for a great cause. I train for months to be in shape to ride the 192 miles from Sturbridge to Provincetown…riding to work a few days and taking long rides on the weekends. But there is something that I can never train for…the arrival day in Sturbridge. The opening ceremony of the PMC, the stories of cancer survivors, the families involved and especially the Kids that are affected. To hear and see what people with cancer must go through, gives me all the motivation I need to ride 192 miles in the middle of August. DONATE NOW
As I ride along the 192 mile route, I see families lined up on every street holding up signs thanking me. Never in my wildest dreams did I expect this; to be thanked for riding for them. They stand there holding signs, playing music and yelling to cheer me and my teammates on…it is such a motivating emotional sight to behold. A sight that makes me tear up just thinking about it. I know that my feelings are nothing compared to what these kids and families experience as they go through treatments. It is for them that I ride. I am officially a Pan Mass rider for LIFE! I need your help to aid in the continued research for finding a cure for this deadly disease. Will you help me raise money for this fight?
HELP ME RAISE MONEY TO FIGHT CANCER!!!!!
Thank you for your continued support!!!! Bill Nickerson