Friday, August 7, 2009

Miles for Max,
Cycling for a Good Cause

Max Palmer is a handsome 4 year old boy and the grandson of Janet and Jim Bither of Kennebunk. At 18 months he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer that strikes the central nervous system and the adrenal gland. Max has received extensive treatment for the past 33 months at Children’s Hospital Boston and the Jimmy Fund Clinic.
Since Kennebunk is one of Max’s favorite places, it was decided to hold a bike ride here on August 29th. The idea for the ride came from Mike and Janet Weston, friends of Max’s grandparents.
It is a beautiful ride throughout the Kennebunks and its glorious coast. Enjoy beautiful Goose Rocks Beach, Cape Porpoise, the back roads of Kennebunkport, Kennebunk Beach and Walker’s Point as you ride for this worthy cause. The ride begins and ends at the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust. The ride will include 10, 20 and 40-mile segments. All proceeds from the ride will go to pediatric cancer research at Children’s Hospital Boston.
We would like riders of all abilities and ages. Everyone who rides receives a free Miles for Max tee shirt and a post ride cookout lunch. Check out our website, register to ride, meet Max, be a sponsor, and take a look at our silent auction items.
Photo caption: Miles for Max, a charity bike ride to benefit the Jimmy Fund Clinic in Boston, is on Aug. 29 in Kennebunk. Pictured is Max, four years old. (Courtesy photo)