Lenox resident and owner and operator of Lenox Fit, Sue Merritt was diagnosed with the deadliest form of breast cancer in December of 2011. For folks who aren't familiar with Triple Negative breast cancer, it's the type you don't want.

With respect to the other types of breast cancer and the awfulness that comes with it, if Triple Negative breast cancer metastasizes, as in the case with my wife, the chance of 5 year survival is slim to none.

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Merritt realizes that it's a medical miracle she is alive today, nine years, in fact, cancer-free. Do you know where these miracles come from? Science. Research. Clinical trials for new therapy. Did you know some types of breast cancer don't require chemotherapy anymore? This was unheard of even 10 years ago.

Fundraising for places like Dana Farber is paramount for new and better therapies, and maybe one day, a cure for cancer. This is what the Pan-Mass Challenge is all about.

The PMC's mission is to raise funds for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. 100% of every rider-raised dollar goes directly to Dana-Farber.

On August 7-8, 2021 the PMC community will come together from all corners of the world with one mission: raise funds for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Together, we will get closer by the mile to a world without cancer. This is what a bike is meant to do. -pmc.org

No matter the length of your trek across Massachusetts, every dollar helps.

Merritt has made it "her mission" to be one of the top dogs every year. Since 2012, the Forza-G team leader has raised close to $165,000!

You can donate to Sue's ride by clicking here.

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