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A Reason to Ride

Bike-A-Thon/Walk/Run to Support Cancer Research at BIDMC

  • Event Start: 9/17/2017 9:00 AM
  • Event End: 9/17/2017 12:00 PM
  • Registation Start: 7/1/2017
  • Registation End: 9/16/2017
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Tom DesFosses and bicycleOn September 17, ride, walk or run to support cancer research at the Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

This year's A Reason to Ride is the 10th annual fundraiser organized by grateful patient Tom DesFosses, who has been treated for brain cancer by neuro-oncologist Eric Wong, MD.

The family-oriented event begins at the parking lot of 75 Sylvan Street in Danvers (an office building near the Liberty Tree Mall) and continues with the participant's choice of a 10-, 25- or 50-mile ride or a 5K walk/run. The cycling routes wind through the scenic towns of Danvers, Beverly, Wenham, Essex and Gloucester.

A Reason to Ride is presented by Fuddruckers restaurants. In addition to the ride, walk and run, the event features a trike-a-thon for kids, a Fuddruckers cookout, raffles, music, a car show and much more.

No Fundraising Minimum

Riders and walkers raise funds for cancer research by paying a registration fee. There is no fundraising minimum. Please register today.

2017 Event Dedicated to Mary Ternullo

Mary Ternullo and CaregiversThis year's event will honor a Beth Israel Deaconess cancer patient who received a successful stem cell transplant during her treatment for acute myeloid leukemia. Mary Ternullo, 73, lives in Plymouth and plans to participate in A Reason to Ride’s 5K walk on September 17.

“I’m thrilled to help raise funds for cancer research at BIDMC,” she says.

Photo: Mary Ternullo, center, with her transplant nurse, Denise Cummings, RN (left), and her doctor, Malgorzata McMasters, MD.

Learn more about Mary

Contact Information

Cancer Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-667-1900


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