July 31, 2008, 7:19 pm

The Miracle of the Pan-Mass Challenge

It’s happening this weekend.

The 2008 Pan-Mass Challenge.

What it is:

The Pan-Massachusetts Challenge raises money for life-saving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through an annual bike-a-thon that crosses the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Why I’m involved:

This is Dr. Sam Blackman, and with him is Miss Rebecca Hopkins.

We know Sam as Blog, MD.

Rebecca knows Sam because he is her oncologist.

Every year, Sam rides in the Pan-Mass Challenge to raise funds for pediatric oncology research. It’s a cause I have been honored to support since Sam first emailed me about it a few years ago.

This year, Sam won’t be riding. He has a new location and a new job in cancer drug development.

But Rebecca will be riding in his place, in memory of and for his patients.

Sam recently gave a talk at the Pan-Mass Heavy Hitter banquet.

I suggest you get a cup of coffee and your Kleenex while you watch the presentation.

2008 PMC Heavy Hitter Banquet Talk: Dr. Sam Blackman

And when you are done, go to Rebecca’s site and send in a donation.

I did it for my nephew, who is being treated for leukemia.

We might not be able to ride, but we can make a difference by supporting those who do.


An original post from www.emergiblog.com.


  • healthcaretoday.com

    July 31, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    The Miracle of the Pan-Mass Challenge // Emergiblog…

    The Pan-Mass Challenge is a bike ride to raise funds for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute….

  • Chrysalis

    August 1, 2008 at 4:24 am

    Also, a congratulations to Sam on his new baby. This is a very worthwhile cause.

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