Heidi's dad Jack, Heidi and I are here in Boston ready to take on the Pan Massachusetts Challenge tomorrow for the second year. The two of them have raised over $12,000 for Carcinoid Cancer research and are really looking forward to this ride. Jack is 78 and is a 4 time cancer survivor himself along with double knee replacement and heart bypass veteran. He is one tough dude. We made the 10 hour drive from Cleveland after Jack and Linda (his wife) came up from Florida. My mom, Mary Anne, also flew in from Chicago and is very capably taking care of the children back in Hudson. She has taught them the card game hand and foot which was an old favorite of my mom and dad.
Check back for more posts and photos after the ride.
Thanks to all of you who donated to this cause. The money goes directly to research at Dana Farber Cancer institute for Carcinoid Cancer research ( Heidi's cancer). Heidi is feeling great and is looking strong on the climbs... a bit like Alberto Contador when she flys up the hills.