Team oN A Mission is a group of 12 riders; nine college students, two ORR seniors and our athletic director, Bill Tilden, all from the Tri-Town area riding in the 34th Annual Pan-Mass Challenge taking place August 3 and 4. As a team, we have a minimum fundraising goal of $51,600, with 100 percent of that money going to Dana-Farber Cancer Research Institute via the Jimmy Fund. Team oN A Mission is holding a two-mile run/walk with a 1/4 kid’s run on June 22, with 100 percent of the registration fees and other donations going directly to Dana-Farber, which will impact research and treatment at the world’s best cancer research and treatment institute.
Team oN A Mission was started last year by Sarah Marchisio and cousin Beth Peucker to ride in memory of Nancy and Richard Marchisio (Sarah’s parents), as well as Maura Scanlon-McRae (the duo’s aunt) and every other human that has been touched by cancer. We are all riding the 192-mile journey from Sturbridge to Provincetown with heavy hearts yet hopeful ones, and are joined by 4,000-plus other riders who will not stop until a cure is found. Registration for the run/walk online can be done at http://racewire.com/register.php?id=3202, and more information about the team and individual riders can be found at http://www2.pmc.org/profile/TG0112.