Precision’s Own Darcy Leblanc Raises Funds for Cancer Research
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Darcy Leblanc, Precision Healthcare Recruiter, participated in cycling for over three hours during the 14th Annual Spin-a-thon, which is an extension of the Pan Mass Challenge (PMC Foundation). The PMC foundation was founded in 1980 and has raised millions of unsecured funds for Cancer Research. This year the goal is to raise $66 Million and they are on target for this. The PMC is 58% of the revenue for the Jimmy Fund. Just one of the many amazing things this foundation has done was to fund an entire wing at a research hospital in Massachusetts for research on Childhood Cancer.
Shawn Mullen was the organizer of the Spin a thon. He has been doing this for over 14 years. Read about Shawn’s previous Spin-A-Thon with the Boston Bruins Foundation. He started this fundraiser as a way to raise money in honor of his father and good friend, Tina Vitale. He was able to ride in the PMC, which is held in Massachusetts every year and is a total of 192 miles. This is a dream challenge for Darcy.
Darcy lost her Dad 9 years ago to Pancreatic Cancer. From the time of his diagnosis to his passing was just a short 2 years. He fought an amazing fight and now she continues that fight for him, in his honor. They found out he was terminal 1 week before her wedding and he passed when she was 8 weeks pregnant with one of his granddaughters.
From this one event, Darcy and her team raised $27,366.00, which again is 100% donated to the PMC foundation and is unsecured funds. Things like this are amazing because it helps to fund research projects on rare cancers. These are known as orphan types of cancer that do not receive as much spotlight as well as larger programs for the ongoing research for the more prevalent types of cancer.
Everyone here at Precision is extremely proud of Darcy and her efforts to raise funds to help find a cure in memory of her dad. We are proud to support her in her efforts to find a cure.
For Darcy, this is the ultimate fight. She will never stop helping to find a cure.
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