$7,000 - Goal 2013

$62,273 - 11 year total


2012 - $7,760

2011 - $7,010

2010 - $6,860

2009 - $7,220

2008 - $7,299

2007 - $7,090

2006 - $6,276

2005 - $3,873

2004 - $3,289

2003 - $3,288

2002 - $2,308

Pedal Partner


She was diagnosed with Adrenal Cortical Carsonoma in February of 2011 at barely 15 months of age. She completed her last round of 5 day stays in the hospital for chemotherapy this past October, and she finished her once daily, 9 month long home administered chemo on November 1st.

About Me

Hi, My name is Janet, and I want to end cancer! To know more about me click  here.

Update! Have reached over $60,000 for the 11 years!

Pan Massachusetts Challenge - August 3 & 4, 2013

This is my eleventh PMC. I am excited by the thought that this year my fundraising will hopefully surpass $60,000 for cancer research. My husband, John, will be a pancreatic cancer survivor for two years in August! Sadly, this year has marked the passing of two cycling friends who were only in their 50s, from cancer.

Cancer has hit our family before. My parents Joe and Doe Hanley, both died of cancer in 1994 within 4 months of each other. Dad had prostrate cancer for many years and saw everyday as a blessing. Mom was dealt a cruel blow with the diagnosis of bladder cancer and the removal of her bladder two years before her death. She took care of dad until his death a few weeks after their 50th wedding anniversary, an event which was not the gala which they are planned for years, rather intimate and low key, but special nevertheless. We all felt that Dad willed himself to live until their anniversary.

My parents would be very proud of my cycling in honor of them and many others affected by cancer. I will ride the 163 miles from Wellesley to Provincetown as a part of a large community of other cyclists, volunteers, and spectators all united on two days in August with the purpose of wanting to see cancer eradicated.

I am acutely aware of the affect that cancer has on all family members. It is my deepest hope that no one has to ever watch another loved one die of cancer. Riding the PMC is my way of fighting back!

Your contribution brings us closer to cure!

Please Support my ride!


Dorothea Hanley (Mom)
Joseph F. Hanley (Dad)
Doris Tortora (Mother-in-law)
Ralph Davis (Brother-in-law)
Leo Hanley (Uncle)
Erika Gould, child
Mark Loscocco, child
Pete Parent

Barbara Young

Louis Young

Rene Desjardins

Wil Schroeder

Jayne Spadaro

John "Spud" Spadaro

Bela Csikesz

Greg Dana

Ron Miller

Michael Sullivan

Fran Tillman

Suzanne Tillman


T.R. Sullivan



Ana Farmer

Ann Kittelsen

Lori Nevins

Bill Whyte

Lorraine Rosie

Donna Shields

Robyn Zimmerman

In Honor OF


John Tortora
Peter Guanci

Stephanie Tabor
Hayley Bayen

Sarah Dorer

Karen Frank

Matt Mallio

Sarah Moore

Carol Connors

Matt Mallio

Carol Huebner

Esther Peel

Donna Oliveira

Jen Dodge

Don Donati



Pete Driscoll

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