Pan-Mass Challenge

Dear friends,

I will be logging some 190 miles from Sturbridge to Provincetown on my bike August 3-4, 2019 to raise money for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute as part of the 2019 Pan-Mass Challenge.  Last year I rode in memory of my friend Lara Moore, a friend from graduate school who passed away from cancer in 2003.  This year I am riding to celebrate two wonderful friends who have had a big impact on me.  The first is Lisa Diller, a pediatric oncology specialist at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute with whom I shared my fellowship year at the Radcliffe Institute this past year. She does incredibly difficult work that few people I know (least of all myself) could bear even to contemplate let alone actually do.  The second friend I honor is Andrew Wheeler, a person of great strength and character who was struck by cancer last year but has recovered successfully and is now back in full force on the squash and tennis court, where we met some time ago.  I ride to celebrate his recovery.

Please support my ride in honor of these two great individuals.  My PMC fundraising page is here where you can find some more information about Lisa and Andrew:

100% of funds donated go to support the costs of research and treatment at the Dana-Farber Institute. (If your employer has a matching program, please remind them of your contribution!) Thank you most kindly for your consideration and know that there is a special place in my heart for small amounts.

Best wishes,

Malick Ghachem