Just to let everyone know, SaabsUnited has donated 200 USD to Coggs cause! Fighting cancer is probably one of the most important things we can do in life…
This comes to us from our dear friend who we’re all happy to hear has come through his bout with cancer stronger. Coggs is a frequent SU commenter and many of you know him from his drives and “cruises” he leads around New England. If you could, please help him meet his goal (and bust through it) of $10,000 for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. He’s really close to meeting, and I can tell you myself that Dana Farber is one of those special places that gives patients hope when few others will, and their research benefits those around the world stricken with cancer.
Follow the jump to read Coggs’s story, or just skip straight to the link to donate! He needs your help!
My Pan Mass Challenge recap for my sponsors, present and future!
Ten months ago I was diagnosed with testicular cancer, the same form of cancer that nearly killed Lance Armstrong in 1996.
Nine months ago I was just out of surgery.
Eight months ago I had a needle in my arm undergoing chemotherapy treatments at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
This past weekend Lance Armstrong and I, both free of cancer, joined 5,400 other cyclists to ride 200 miles across Massachusetts in an effort to help other cancer sufferers have the same second chance we got.
The Pan Massachusetts Challenge (PMC), now in its 31st year, was held to raise funds for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, the very same folks that likely saved my life. Thanks to the Dana Farber and in no small part the people who have ridden in and sponsored this event over the years I was able to participate. All in all it looks like the PMC will raise over $37 million for cancer research from just this one weekend.
The ride was an amazing event but as a first time participant I was not prepared for the mix of emotions I experienced over the weekend. Some were awe inspiring. Some brought you to near tears.
Some thoughts and images that will stay with me for a very long time.
To date I have just over $8,500 in sponsor contributions, with a rather significant portion coming from my friends in the Saab Community. Swade was kind enough to broadcast my appeal as one of his very last acts at the helm of Saabs United and the response was overwhelming. Thank you all so much. But they do not close the books on 2011 for another month. I know SU has many new readers. I’m hoping to pass $10,000 in donations so I still need a little help.
It is doubtful that anybody reading this had not been touched in some way by this disease. The Dana Farber is a world class facility whose research is used all around the world to give cancer sufferers a new lease on life. The dollar you pledge may save the life of somebody you know and love no matter where you live.
Hey, I gave my left nut and rode a bicycle 200 miles to fight cancer. What can you do? No donation is too big or too small. Just click the link to read more and for the opportunity to help the cause.