As we write this, the 2015 Boston Brain Tumor Ride is in the record books. The weather was perfect, the road conditions displaying damage not nearly as serious as our epic winter tried to inflict, and our ridership and fundraising up for the third year in a row. Once again, our Honorary Chair Kelley Tuthill presented a passionate kickoff and our closing ceremonies closed out the day with heartfelt emotion and celebration. It was a great day and 700 riders and 115 volunteers came out to support NBTS. Thanks to all of you riders, volunteers, spectators and supporters, the day will be remembered as nothing short of magnificent.
Of course, as successful as the 21st Boston Brain Tumor Ride was, we’re not sitting on our laurels. The ride committee has had our post ride review meeting and we’re already working on next year’s event taking many of your survey comments and suggestions to heart.
Fundraising for this year’s ride continues through July 31 so don’t rest on your laurels either! We are so close to our $700,000 goal and with just a little more effort, another deep breath, and one more push we can make it. Hit the pavement, get on the phone, snail mail and email your donor list, Do whatever it takes to boost your support for the National Brain Tumor Society. You’ll feel good and you’ll be helping those in critical need.
Stay tuned. Our 22nd ride will be here before we know it.
Steven Branfman and Michael Corkin
Co-Chairs, 2015 Boston Brain Tumor Ride