“Anything is Possible” …. Join Us in Supporting Reid’s Ride and the Reid R. Sacco AYA Cancer Alliance.

Reid R. Sacco AYA Cancer AllianceAltering the course of Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults. 

AYA Cancer Alliance Mission –bring better care and treatments to each and every adolescent and young adult battling cancer so that each is given the chance to survive and thrive. Changing the way adolescents and young adults with cancer are treated, one patient at a time if need be. 

You can participate in and support Reid’s Ride by cycling, volunteering, donate, cheering on cyclists along the route, or Come to Stage Fort Park, Gloucester MA Sunday, July 15th and meet ‘the force’ behind Reid’s Ride –    

Join Reid’s Family, Lorraine, Gene, Weston, Deb, Frank Sacco, and Reid’s many cousins, friends and volunteers. A wonderful group of organizers and participants for this 28-Mile fundraising Bicycle Ride from Lynnfield MA high school to Gloucester MA, Stage Fort Park.

So much positivity behind this group, you can’t help but get caught up in their wave of progress against cancer in adolescents and young adults.

Stage Fort Park overlooking beautiful Gloucester Harbor – 8:3O a.m. – 12 noon.

  • Greet and cheer on the cyclists as they arrive at the end of their 28 mile ride to Stage Fort Park.
  • Stop by the Raffle Table at the finish, Stage Fort Park for Dinners, Red Sox tickets, Sonos products, a ‘Gift of Wellness’ Basket and much more!
  • Stop by the Dream Team ‘Wellness Tent.’ A ‘DreamTeam’ of Professional Wellness Providers and volunteers will be offering Massage, Reflexology and Reiki. FREE to Reid’s Ride cyclists and volunteers; ‘By Donation’ to all others with 100% of the donations going to Reid’s Ride and the Reid R. Sacco AYA Cancer Alliance, supporting AYA Programs at Tufts Medical Center, Connecticut Children’s Hospital, and More!

The ‘Dream Team’What began as one Reiki Provider in 2O11 at the request of Tina Ketchopulos, has grown to include more Volunteers, Wellness Providers and Cyclists!

This Year’s ‘Dream Team’ includesCyclists (Jo-Ann Gibely, John Leonard, Melinda Vaturro, Patrick Canonica, and Sandy Skinner), Integrative Therapy/Wellness Providers Massage Therapists (Grace Conway from Saltwater Massage Studio, Karen Lohnes from HarmonySquared, Christine Misiano from Sport Massage Pro and Bodyworks,) Reiki Providers ( Ethel Haddix, Nikki Fleenor, Karen Pischke, Suzanne Sweeney), Donors (Pole’s Hill and Anonymous) and Volunteers (Bob Haddix, Arlene Hill and Kathy Hitchcock). Thank you to all the participants of this year’s ‘Dream Team!’

To Support Reid’s Ride – sign up to ride or you may also make contributions on-line, by going to Donations” .

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”  ~ Margaret Mead

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Catch the Wave and Join in Reid’s Ride this Sunday!

Riding for Reid

Riding for Reid

Catch the Wave – Over 500 riders and 42 teams this year!  Still time to Register.  2 days until Reid’s Ride – Sunday. July 19th!! 

Where – Lynnfield to Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, Massachusetts. 

How You Can Support Reid’s Ride

  • Buy a Raffle Ticket on Sunday–  lots of prizes, including Red Sox Tickets and a ‘Basket of Wellness.’
  • Come out to Stage Fort Park, overlooking beautiful Gloucester Harbor, and share your support on Sunday!

Reid's Ride TIna Kethopulos and Lahey/AGH Staff

In memory – This year we dedicate the ‘Wellness Tent’ in honor and memory of Tina Ketchopulos, FOB and beloved friend, loved by many and missed by all who knew her. Tina first invited me to take part in this fundraiser in 2011, for which I am most grateful. Tina was a ‘daily breath of fresh air and sunshine,’ always smiling and ready to lend an ear or a hand, supporting many community events and charities.

‘Motivated by Love. Guided by Spirit.’  Why They Ride – to continue Reid’s Dream to end cancer.

AYA Facts:

  • Every 7 minutes an AYA is diagnosed with cancer in the U.S.
  • Cancer is the #1 disease related cause of death among AYA
  • Clinical trials are one of the most important tools for bringing improved and new therapies to cancer patients, but there haven’t been enough clinical trials for AYA cancer patients to make any meaningful progress in survival rate.

You Can Make a Difference! Join the Wave!

Catch the Wave - Reid's Ride

Catch the Wave – Reid’s Ride

Cancer Programs for Adolescents and Young Adults – Through this funding, the Reid R. Sacco Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program​ opened the first of its kind in New England – Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) cancer program and clinic at Tufts Medical Center and at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, providing directed care and treatment to AYA cancer patients.

For more info – http://www.cancerinyoungadults.org.

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~ Remembering those we’ve lost. Honoring and supporting those in treatment. 

Commemorating survivors. With Gratitude. ~   

May your generous ‘gifts of abundance’ return 10-fold, and may these gifts of abundance be used to help many.  

~ Karen Pischke, BSN, RN

Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness™  Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit www.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreamtime-Wellness-/348619611849199

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