On 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
This 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