The Matt Pack
Team Matt Pack is back. Last year's ride was a great success. We raised over $10,000.00 in donations despite a small decline in the number of riders, not bad for year two of the Matt Pack. Let's beat those numbers in year three.
Matt has had quite a year. He underwent two more surgeries with related radiation and chemotherapy treatments. He and his longtime girlfriend Kara were married on January 15, 2017. The celbration was wonderful. Congrats Matt and Kara.
This year we are also riding for Matt's Dad, Bill. Bill was diagnosed with the same type a malignant brain tumor as Matt a few months ago. He has had surgery, chemotherapy and radiation and is currently undergoing radio wave therapy. My heart goes out to the Svirsky family as they fight this dreaded disease.
It's now time for us to get off our couches and to start getting ready for this year's ride. The ride date is May 21, 2017. The ride has 10, 25, 40 and 62 mile routes. The rides all start and end in Waltham. Ride participants commit to raising $500.00 in donations for the National Brain Tumor Society.
I hope all of last year's riders will be able to participate again, but I understand that that may not be possible. I would also hope that last year's team members may be able to recruit some friends and family to join in the ride. Remember how good you felt at the end of the ride. Let's share that experience with others.
I will sponsor training rides for any riders who might be interested. I would also be more than willing to join any other member who might be interested in hosting a training ride on one of their favorite routes. Let's go Matt Pack. Let's get registered, let's get fit, let's get going on reaching our fundraising goals.
The National Brain Tumor Society is fiercely committed to finding a cure for brain tumors. They are aggressively driving strategic research; advocating for public policies that meet the critical needs of the brain tumor community; and providing comprehensive patient, family and caregiver resources. Your support ensures this important work will continue.