The Pedal Partner Program is an inspiring way for PMC cyclists to connect with pediatric oncology patients of the Jimmy Fund Clinic – the very children who receive more advanced treatments and state-of-the-art care as a result of the funds raised by the PMC.

Through this program, registered PMC teams are matched up with and ride in honor of Jimmy Fund Clinic patients, whom we affectionately refer to as our “Pedal Partners.” This year we have the honor and privilege to have Emily as our pedal partner.

Emily is a wonderful and vibrant 6 year old who just began Kindergarten! She loves playing outside with her 4 year old brother Sam and her best friend stuffed animal dog Bailey!

On June 2, 2008, following a sinus infection that she couldn’t seem to shake, she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and immediately entered Children’s Hospital Boston for treatment. After a long 52 days in the hospital she made it through Induction, Consolidation I, CNS Therapy and is currently at home and receiving treatment on an out-patient basis at the Jimmy Fund Clinic at Dana Farber until at least September of 2010.

You can follow her progress online at: http://www.carepages.com/carepages/EmilyPTaylor.

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