My name is Bill Snapper. I have been riding the Pan Mass Challenge (PMC) since 1989 and have not missed a year. 2014 was my 26th year as a participant in this extraordinary cycling fundraiser. The sole beneficiary of the PMC is the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
I ride to do my part in the war on cancer to help end this dreaded disease once and for all. My goal is that my kids will one day teach their kids about what cancer WAS. Someday I hope there is a pill for each type of cancer that can wipe it out like anti-biotics can cure bacterial diseases.
Cancer patients today have to endure treatment that is essentially medieval. Treatment cocktail drugs like chemotherapy are designed to kill almost everything in the patient without killing the patient. These drugs are sheer poison that take their toll on people. They don't cure anything. They can, in some cases, kill off certain types of cancer cells but in the process they do serious long term damage to the patient. The old saying of the cure being worse than the disease fits here. Radiation is the other lovely treatment option in a lot of cases. The long term effects of radiation treatment are horrific. In most cases it's a matter of "when this will affect the patient" and not IF.
Please join me in my fight against cancer and today's barbaric treatment options. How can you help? Glad you asked. You can make a donation by clicking on the following link: http://pmc.org/egifts/bs0011
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the photos from my past PMC rides.