Pan-Mass Challenge Training & Fundraising Update; Getting There, But Still Need Your Help

Together, we are doing a small but significant part to find a cure for cancer. Please consider sponsoring me- at any amount- in the 30th annual Pan-Mass Challenge, an incredible 2-day journey through the Bay state the first weekend in August. You may donate at http://pmc.org/DH0159.

Well, here we are in June. This is the month in which both fundraising and training kick into high gear. As I write this on June 11, my training mates and I have already done two 50-milers and a number of back-to-back rides. The video below is from a 43-mile ride on May 31. You’ll notice at the end (if you make it that far) that I suddenly realize that we’re about to enter June and there’s no turning back. I also have realized that I am in pretty good shape; I am feeling better physically after each ride, but I also know that I need to put in more miles to be truly ready for the Pan-Mass Challenge come August 1.

It is also the beginning of fundraising crunch time. I have been pleasantly surprised that I have kept ahead of last year’s pace, event though my minimum is $800 more than last year. However, the pace of donations picked up quickly last year, and in order to keep pace I need to continue to ask for your help.

Currently, my generous sponsors have me just under the half-way mark: $2,005 towards my $4,200 goal. Are those of you who have yet to join ready to help? Do I dare dream of reaching the PMC’s “Heavy Hitter” status by raising $6,000?

I cannot do it without your help. As you have seen on this blog, a number of fascinating people from all parts of my life have contributed to the PMC’s fight against cancer. Every dollar I raise goes directly to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Will you please join? MY fundraising page is at http://pmc.org/DH0159.

Pan-Mass Challenge Training; May 31, 2009 from Doug Haslam on Vimeo.

Note: the quality of videos might change for the better sson. I have replaced my Flip Ultra camera with the new Flip Ultra HD. I am looking forward to seeing how it works out.

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