On August 3rd and 4th of 2013, Jacobs & Crumplar attorney Elizabeth Lewis participated in the 34th 2013 Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) which is 2-day, 192 mile bike ride across the state of Massachusetts along with 5,500 other cyclists. The PMC raises money for research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) in Boston.
The PMC raises more money for charity than any other single event in the country, $375 million since 1980 and $37 million last year alone! This success is the result of a lot of people riding for, and caring about, a cure.
Liz rode in honor of her late husband, Steve Lewis, who died on March 15, 2006, as well as in honor of Jacobs & Crumplar’s many clients who have died from cancer, many caused by asbestos or benzene or other harmful chemicals. These clients have died from mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other types of cancers. She placed the honorees’ names on her t-shirt which she wore during the 192 mile, which was both physically and emotionally challenging.
Liz said that “Before the ride I was questioning my ability to finish the ride and even thought about changing to a shorter course. But I completed the entire ride and from Sturbridge to Provincetown, the scenery was beautiful and the people I met along the way were wonderful. I am thankful that I was able to enjoy the Pan Mass experience which is the largest athletic fundraiser in the world! ”
She was required to raise $4300 but her personal goal was to raise $6000. She did better than her personal goal and has raised $6135 for this worthy cause.
To learn more about the Pan-Mass Challenge, please visit www.pmc.org.