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Team SSHS is ready for their 2017 Pan Mass Challenge ride! Our own Laura Bicknell-Carbone is pictured in the front row, far left. Her father, former Alvin Hollis president Len Bicknell, is in the second row, third from left. Can we count on you to support this important effort to find a cure for cancer?

For the twenty-third year in a row, Alvin Hollis Vice President Laura Bicknell-Carbone will spend two days riding her bicycle from Sturbridge to Provincetown to raise money to support cancer research. And she’d like your help.

Laura and her father, former Alvin Hollis President Len Bicknell, are both riding in the Pan Mass Challenge, a 192-mile journey that is one of the most important annual fund raising efforts for the Dana Farber/Brigham and Women’s Hospital Cancer Center. Read what Laura has to say about her experience, and the reasons why she rides. Then click here to make an online donation to help her reach her goal of raising $10,000 to help fund cancer research. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Dear Friends,

Year 23 is coming up quickly! In just a few short weeks I will again be riding the Pan Mass Challenge, a 2-day ride from Sturbridge to Provincetown with 192 hilly miles in between. Over these years Dana Farber has made tremendous progress in searching for a cure for cancer. Unfortunately, we are not there yet. Every day more and more people are diagnosed with this terrible disease. We need to find a cure… With your help we will continue to get closer.

Each year I ride with ribbons on my back representing those around me who have battled cancer. I now have 35 ribbons including one ribbon in memory of my grandfather, Alvin Bicknell, at the top as well as one in honor of my mother in law, Mary Carbone. This year I am adding a few more ribbons, including in memory of my co-worker’s bother Jimi Trubiano, in honor of my good friend Jill Seitan and in honor of Erin from Plymouth.

During this past winter, I attended a function in Boston’s Dana Farber/ Brigham and Women’s Cancer center. On the way, I got lost, then got stuck in traffic and lastly had to find a place to park. By the time I finally arrived at the function, I was exhausted, not to mention late. It was then that it hit me: How could cancer patients be expected to do this all the time for their treatments, visits, etc.?

That is why I have chosen to again ride with Team South Shore Health System (Team SSHS). Your donations will directly impact the local community and support those cancer patients who choose to have their treatments right here in South Weymouth. 

Please help me reach my personal goal of $10,000.00 and Dana Farber’s goal of $48 million dollars by making a donation today. Every penny goes directly to Dana Farber and our quest for a cure. You can help to make a difference!

Thank you,