Heartfelt thanks to all my friends who sponsored my 25 mile cycle ride in aid of the Tufts Floating Hospital for Children's Cancer Center in Boston. I did it !! The picture shows me with my friend Marian Cutler. (I'm on the left in the Boston Red Sox cycling shirt)
Thanks to everyone's generous donations, I raised over $1500, the team I was riding with, Staley's Riders, over $6000 and the event raised nearly $150,000 in total. A lot can be done towards children's cancer care with this money.
My pedal pal from Tufts was the adorable one year old Aiyana, who was recently diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) a month after her first birthday. I sincerely hope she makes it through her treatment.
The Cycle for Life is a well organized event, that starts in picturesque Marblehead, on Devereux Beach, 15 miles north of Boston. The route was a bit tough in places (rather a lot of hills), but this year the weather today was kind – sunny, with a light wind – much nicer than the pouring rain others faced last year!
Thanks again for all the support and contributions to a worthwhile cause.