About Me

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



Money Raised


$7,000 - Goal 2013

$70,728.12 - 12 year total


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

Pan Massachusetts Challenge - August 2 & 3, 2014

For 13 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, this year I am volunteering at the event due to health considerations. I am still a member of Team Dassault, as a virtual rider, so that any money that I raise will help the team to meet the team goal of raising $500,000. On the first weekend in August, I will volunteer with setup and check in at the Family Finish in Provincetown. 5,500 cyclists will check in between the two finish lines. I will be very busy!


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!

Volunteering for

In Memory Of:

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
Michael Sullivan
Peter Parent
Ann Field
Keith Field
Gloria Field
Barbara Young
Louis Young
Rene Desjardins
Bela Csikesz
Greg Dana
Ron Miller
Ana Farmer
Ann Kittelsen
Beverly Monaghan
Carol Connors
Peg Congleton
Sarah Moore

In Honor Of:

John Tortora

Sarah Dorer
Karen Frank
Carol Huebner
Dayna Boisvert 
Charlotte Smith
Paul Moylan
Roberta Calorio
The Dana Farber Staff
Elena Grismar
Stephanie Tabor
Donald Donati