Last week, Larry Rideout gave a speech on Woburn Common. The CEO and Co-Owner of Gibson Sothebys International Realty was asked to kick-off a citywide series of events to raise awareness for Cancer research. In 2013, I lost two brothers to two different Cancers, Rideout told the crowd. The care and compassion they received was beyond reproach. The medicine and treatments they received were cutting edge. All of this was possible because of the research and development that we all help fund through efforts like these.
In attendance were Mayor, the City Council, and dozens of citizens of Woburn. The city will be decorated with purple lights in the coming weeks in honor of Cancer Awareness. Rideout encouraged all to participate or donate to the Relay for Life that will be happening in Woburn on May 21st and 22nd. It will raise money for the American Cancer Society. As of the writing of this post, over $40,000 had been raised.
This weekend, Rideout and his daughter Nicole, also hosted an event in South Boston. They, along with dozens of family and friends, raised money for Caring for a Cure. Founded in 2011 by the hematology/oncology nurses at Massachusetts General Hospital, Caring for the Cure aims to increase research, resources and awareness in order to improve the journey of patients and families with cancer.
Our goal in life is to leave our children better off than we were, Rideout told the crowd on Woburn Common. So by extension it should be our desire to leave our world in a better place as well. Lets starttonight by working together to eliminate this dreadful disease.