Pan-Mass Challenge Update; April & First 30-Miler

UPDATE: New link for sponsor page: http://bit.ly/pmcdh

It has been a while since I have posted an update on my preparations for the Pan-Mass Challenge, a two-day ride across Massachusetts. I am riding for the second year, raising money to help fight cancer. A few notes:

  • I have been overwhelmed by the response so far to my request for sponsorships. At this point, I have raised $1,335 towards my $4,200 goal. That’s about 30%, and well ahead of last year’s pace, even accounting for the extra money I am required to raise this year.
  • Of course, that means I have 70% left to raise. Will you help by sponsoring? The link is http://bit.ly/pmcdh.
  • I have been equally impressed given the tough economy. If you find you cannot donate, you can still help; just pass on the link to a few friends or family. The Pan-Mass Challenge raises millions of dollars each year to fight cancer. Every dime goes straight to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute (corporate sponsors fund PMC organizational costs). Again, that link: http://bit.ly/pmcdh.
  • With the improving weather, I have begun some longer rides. Below is a video of some highlights (please define that term loosely) of that ride to Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. The legs are feeling good, and I will be increasing my rides as we get closer to the PMC ride in August

Pan-Mass Challenge Training- May 5, 2009 from Doug Haslam on Vimeo.

Thank you to all who have helped- and will help- me reach my riding and fundraising goals for the Pan-Mass Challenge. If you have not sponsored me yet, please consider a small pledge at http://bit.ly/pmcdh, and please pass the link along.

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