About Me

Hi, My name is Janet, and I want to end cancer. .


Money Raised


$7,500 - Goal 2015


2014- $3,115.12 (volunteer)

2013 - $6,850

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

72,238.12- 13 year total

Pan Massachusetts Challenge - August 1 & 2, 2015

WATCH MY RIDE on SUNDAY (Aug 2 starting around 5AM) Bourne to P'town


On the first weekend in August, I will again ride the PMC! I am cycling from Bourne to Provincetown which is 80 miles. For 14 years I've committed to raising money for cancer research by participating in the PMC (PanMass Challenge). For 12 years I cycled with the team, last year I volunteered at Family Finish and helped to check in cyclists.  This year I really wanted to ride again in honor of family members and others who have been affected by cancer. 


The PMC raises more money for charity than any other single event in the country, $414 million since 1980 and $39 million last year alone! This success is the result of a lot of people; riders, volunteers, and supporters who care about finding a cure for cancer. And because every penny matters, 100 percent of your donation goes to DFCI (Dana Farber Cancer Institute).

My husband, John, is now a pancreatic cancer survivor. As often happens, a tumor on the tail of his pancreas was discovered three years ago during a test for something else.  He had the tumor removed as well as his spleen. By November he was back in the hospital with sepsis, and after a 2 week stay he came home. 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. Little did we realize how sick Mom was at that time of Dad's death.

Mom died the day after Thanksgiving. It was so much to bare for all of us. My parents would be very proud of my cycling and volunteering in honor of them and many others affected by cancer. 

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 and volunteering in  the PMC is my way of fighting back!

Your contribution brings us closer to cure!

I hope that you are able to support me!


In Memory Of:

Dorothea Hanley (Mom)
Joseph F. Hanley (Dad)
Doris Tortora (Mother-in-law)
Ralph Davis (Brother-in-law)
Leo Hanley (Uncle)

Ron Miller

Erika Gould, child
Mark Loscocco, child
Pete Parent

Barbara Young

Louis Young

Rene Desjardins

Jayne Spadaro

John "Spud" Spadaro

Bela Csikesz

Greg Dana

Michael Sullivan

Fran Tillman

Suzanne Tillman

Ana Farmer

Ann Kittelsen

Lorraine Rosie

Donna Shields

Robyn Zimmerman

Carol Connors

Sarah Moore

Diane Donato

Elizabeth Smyth

Paul Menzia 

Jude Griffin

Ann Field

Keith Field

Gloria Field

In Honor Of:

John Tortora

Sarah Dorer

Karen Frank

Carol Huebner

Stephanie Tabor

Pete Driscoll

Don Donati

Ellen Ryan

Charles Ludinsky

Dayna Boisvert

Colleen Duggan Payne