Saturday, August 10, 2013

Reid's Ride Benefit

Reid Sacco passed away in April 2005, at the age of 20, after a two-year battle with sarcoma.  In his short life, he inspired and touched an incredible number of people with his courage, perseverance, ambition, hope, humor, intelligence, humility, generosity, and kindness.  

He had many dreams for the future, but in the last few months of his life these dreams merged into one:  To beat his cancer so that he could finally go to Columbia University where he had been accepted just days before he was diagnosed in April 2003. 

Driven by his inspiration, the Foundation is  carrying  this dream forward to give to others, in the form a non-profit charitable organization that will support scholarship and research.   The Foundation has set up this organization, which is called  the "Reid R. Sacco AYA Cancer Alliance", in Reid's honor, to make sure that other young adults like Reid will never need to abandon their dreams of college and a long, healthy life ahead.   The Alliance will support those who aspire to excellence in education.  It will support research programs that aspire to conquer cancers like the one that took Reid's life.

Kevin Dillion, Reid's cousin, held a benefit at Maple Street Tavern in Danvers, to raise money for the 9th Annual Reid's Ride Bike-a-thon.  Thanks to all those are attending and donated their time, money and talent.

9th Annual Reid's Ride Bike-a-Thon

For the 5th year in a row I have volunteered my time and talent to be the official photographer 
at the finish line of the 9th Annual Reid's Ride Bike-a-thon, with proceeds to benefit the fight against cancers striking adolescents and young adults (AYA)

Please enjoy a sampling of photos from that day!!

Monday, August 5, 2013

The Heavens

What a beautiful cloud formation I found while sitting at the beach yesterday. 
The spirits must be having a painting lesson