A Reason to Ride

Join us Sunday, September 12th for “A Reason to Ride”

A Reason to Ride is a fun event that Tom DesFosses, BIDMC patient and brain tumor survivor started as a way to give back.  At the last event more than 100 cyclists pedaled from the Liberty Tree Mall in Danvers across the scenic North Shore of Massachusetts to raise awareness and critical funds for brain tumor research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Diagnosed with primary CNS lymphoma, a cancerous brain tumor, more than four and a half years ago, DesFosses launched “A Reason to Ride” in 2007 to benefit Dr. Eric Wong’s Brain Tumor Research Fund and Dr. Lewis Cantley’s General Cancer Research Fund—100% of the proceeds go to Dr. Lewis Cantley, and Dr. Wong’s lab.

Tom credits Dr. Wong and Dr. Cantley with saving his life. He has established an event that will run year after year, with more and more people.

Tomorrow Tom will have chemo – the last treatment in a 5 year protocol.  It takes about 3 hours for the chemo which is yellow to drip through the IV.  Tom says that he imagines that it is liquid sunshine making him healthy and strong. Please keep Tom in your prayers tomorrow and through the week as he recovers from the treatment.  YEAH, TOM!

September 12, 2010

8:00am – 2:00pm
Danvers, MA

Register or donate today!

www.gratefulnation.org/areasontoride