From FOB Karen Pischke
I am sharing this email that was sent from Lorraine Sacco – After 2 years of being a virtual event, this year Reid’s Ride’ is in-person once again; a 28 mile cycling from Lynnfield HS to Stage Fort Park in Gloucester MA.
Our ‘Dream Team’ has been participating since 2012, as volunteers, cyclists and donors. It is an event that is hugely energizing and a grass-roots family run organization who have given so much to so many, from their heart; the Sacco Family. Even ‘sharing’ Lorraine’s posts, our posts on FB and Instagram helps get the word out.
Reid’s Ride is the main fundraising for the Reid R. Sacco Adolescent and Young Adults (AYA) Cancer Alliance. They also have an annual run and sailing regatta. Here is a video demonstrating what they have achieved.
Volunteering time and/or money is a lot to ask of people who have many commitments in their lives. Before I register for this year, I wanted to first check to see how many of you are available and wanting to participate, and for which level of contribution (volunteering at the Stage Fort Park Wellness Tent, cycling the 28 miles (live or virtually) and/or donating. When the event went ‘virtual,’ our team expanded across the country and even internationally!
Thank you all, for your past participation and for considering participating this year!
Let me know if you can join me, and in what role you might be able to participate with our Dream Team 2022 –
- Reiki Provider/ Massage / Yoga / Acupuncture / Reflexology / Aromatherapy / Other?
- Cyclist (on the day of Reid’s Ride; OR the Saturday before with some of us riding, as we’ll be staffing/working the tent on Sunday)
- Volunteer day of at the tent
- Donate (any time)
Jo-Anne Gibely and John Leonard will be representing the ‘Dream Team’ this year from France, riding 100 miles
in the Tour de Mont Blanc! Have a great ride Jo-Anne and John!! Bonne chance!!
Thank you all, for considering supporting Reid’s Ride, now in its 18th year of supporting adolescents and young adults with cancer, through research for better treatments and support services, helping people ‘survive and thrive’
One of their patients recently added reiki to their regime; finding it helpful for decreased anxiety and improved mood. They report feeling calmer as they go through treatments, and are experiencing greater levels of hope.
“Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead The grassroots efforts of the Sacco Family are a great example of this.
Karen Pischke BSN, RN, Alumnus CCRN
Integrative Healthcare Nurse Consultant
Dreamtime Wellness LLC
“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.” — Buddha