October 2013 Blog Posts

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Bill Alfano

For Marcia Dana, of Westford, the Pan-Mass Challenge provides her with the opportunity to fight back against a disease that took her late husband’s life.  The annual bike-a-thon also gives her an outlet to give back to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a place she credits with helping to support her while her husband was there for treatment. 

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Sarah Couture, 14, is a 2013 PMC Pedal Partner and a cancer survivor who has grown-up living, breathing and playing soccer. When she was diagnosed with aplastic anemia in 2012 and began treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund Clinic, it was no surprise that a black and white soccer ball helped to pull her through her cancer experience. 

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For PMC veteran Kenneth Johnston, of Stoughton, Mass., the Pan-Mass Challenge is more than an athletic fundraising event. Rather, the PMC is an inspirational weekend that brings his family together and raises awareness and funds for all types of cancer, including breast cancer, a disease that has affected his family not once but twice.  

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