This Summer, General Digital President & Owner Bryan Gudrian will ride in the Pan-Mass Challenge to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. This is an important cause for Bryan, as three of his family members received beneficial treatment at Dana-Farber.
The Pan-Mass Challenge is an annual bike-a-thon with thousands of riders and volunteers from around the world. 100% of all rider-raised funds go directly to cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund. There are multiple routes available, and Bryan is riding the longest one—a 2-day, 186-mile ride from Sturbridge, MA, to Provincetown, MA, the tip of Cape Cod.
Why Bryan is Riding
Bryan has seen firsthand the great work that the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute does, but he also knows they still need more help.
Bryan’s mother-in-law benefitted from care at Dana Farber to treat Multiple Myeloma. Her treatment included cutting-edge stem cell surgery, which improved her quality of life and allowed her to spend more time with friends and family before passing.
His father-in-law benefitted from care at Dana-Farber to treat Melanoma that had spread to his lymph nodes. He enrolled in experimental treatment that’s kept him in remission for 15+ years.
Bryan’s father was treated with Keytruda and other protocols after being diagnosed with Lung Cancer. Sadly, Bryan’s father recently lost his battle with cancer, a primary motivator in Bryan’s decision to raise money for cancer research.
Bryan last rode the Pan-Mass Challenge in 2012, but has not trained since his back fusion surgery in 2014. To prepare for his ride, Bryan started training in February and has already biked over 1,000 miles, as of this writing. Track Bryan’s progress and view his outdoor rides.
How You Can Help
Bryan has pledged to raise $6,000 for this event, and he’s asking for your help in accomplishing his goal. Sponsor Bryan’s ride on his personal donation page. 100% of the donation will go to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund.