On January 26th, I will be erging 100,000 meters to raise money for pancreatic cancer research. Last year, one of my close family friends was diagnosed at the young age of 18. When I heard the news of this, it was not something that I just forgot. I felt the need to do something in what feels like a helpless situation. This event supports the Jimmy Fund which raises money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Being a junior on the women's rowing team here at Boston College, we are constantly training for 2,000 meters or at most 5,000. The 100,000 meter erg is the equivalent to 63 miles. This event will take me anywhere from 10 - 12 hours to complete.
There will be more information to come regarding zoom links, livestreams, if you would like to watch or participate the day of!
Thank you for your support. Together, we can conquer cancer!