Help Support Captain Tim's Ride toward a Cure for Cancer
corporate sponsors www.bunnyclark.com www.barnbilly.com www.chamberworks.com Welcome to my new site where I attempt to make a difference for cancer patients throughout the world by dedicating my time to raising money for the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC). The PMC is a cycling event where riders can participate by donating a specific amount of money or more. There are several rides, the longest and most expensive of which is a two day event that starts in Sturbridge, Massachusetts and ends in Provincetown, Massachusetts (192 miles in two days). I have signed up for this ride and have pledged to donate $6, 300.00, that amount due by October 1, 2007. My goal is to reach $20, 000.00 by years end (December 31, 2007).

The ride starts in Sturbridge at 6:00 AM sharp on August 4, 2007 and ends, on the first day, 111 miles away at Bourne, Massachusetts near the Massachusetts Maritime Academy (where we will be spending the night). The second day starts at 6:00 AM on August 5, 2007 and ends, 81 miles away, in Provincetown, Massachusetts. I have a ticket for a high speed ferry that leaves Provincetown at 4:00 PM and arrives in Boston, Massachusetts shortly afterward. Once in Boston, I will get my truck and head home.

This is a quote from Billy Starr, the founder & Executive Director of the PMC: "The PMC supports the innovative work of doctors, nurses and scientists at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and their search for cures for cancers and related diseases. In 2006, the PMC donated 99 cents of every rider-raised dollar directly to cancer research and treatment at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. The PMC generates nearly fifty percent of the Jimmy Fund's annual revenue. In 2006, the event raised and contributed $26 million to the Jimmy Fund, bringing its 27-year contribution to more than $171 million! The PMC's 2007 goal is to raise $27 million for the Jimmy Fund."

I had been thinking of getting involved in the PMC for a couple of years but never really gave it serious thought until one of my angling customers, Chet Potyrala, passed away from cancer late in 2005. Chet epitomized the joy of living in the outdoors and would probably be alive today had more money been donated to the cure of cancer. I can't save Chet, who became a good friend as well as a good customer, but I can help to save others. So, the ride itself is a means for me of representing those who passed, establishing a foundation of hope for those who now have the disease and to raise money where the ultimate goal is a cure for cancer.

I am fifty-five years old, a part time triathlete, a life long endurance athlete and an avid deep sea party boat fisherman/captain/owner who loves his life, family, his father's restaurant business in Perkins Cove (Barnacle Billy's, Inc.) and the United States of America. I chose the PMC as my first pick for a fund raiser because of the cycling but also because I wanted to be a part of the largest one event sports related fund raising drive for cancer in the world. But, like a good ship, I need a good crew of donors to help me make this something special. And, if you know me, I don't do anything half baked once I make a decision to do something. I am asking for your help in contributions to make this first try a damn good one. Also, keep in mind, that the amount donated is not the most important thing as the number of donors is also very important indeed. I don't care how large or small the donation is as every bit of money will help cancer victims in some way. If you, as a donor, want to make your contribution anonymous, write this as a note with your check and it will be so. Otherwise, donors and donations will appear below. This list will be edited as soon as I am able with your contribution added in order of the date on the check. Thank you in advance.

pan-massachusetts challenge website: www.pmc.org

Tim Tower as seen during the running leg of the West Kennebunk Fire Company Triathlon on Aug 26, 2006. © EJS Photography
© EJS Photography

Tim Tower as seen during swim/bike transition during the West Kennebunk Fire Company Triathlon on Aug 26, 2006. After the swim, the bike is taken (running) with the shoes already clipped in. In this image, Tim has already mounted the bike (which is moving at 10 mph), the right foot is in and he is in the process of getting the left foot in the shoe. © EJS Photography
© EJS Photography

Tim Tower as seen at the end of the swimming leg during West Kennebunk Fire Company Triathlon on Aug 26, 2006. Triathlons are considered the most strenuous of endurance races. © EJS Photography
© EJS Photography

Tim Tower winter training for the PMC, February 2007. © Halley A. H. Tower Photograph
© Halley A. H. Tower Photograph

Tim Tower (background w/ red racing sweater & white helmet) with his friend, Breeze Keller (foreground w/ red racing sweater & white helmet), Maine's U-23 cycling champion, waiting for the start of the annual Great Osprey Bike Challenge on Nov. 5, 2004, a twenty-seven mile cycling race in Freeport, Maine. © Chuck MacDonald Image
© Chuck MacDonald Image

The disk wheel is my friend! © EJS Photography
© EJS Photography

Tim Tower (red racing sweater & white helmet) waiting for the start of the annual Great Osprey Bike Challenge on Nov. 5, 2004. The air temperature was 26°F at the time. © Chuck MacDonald Image
© Chuck MacDonald Image

Trying to eat up the road the best I can. © EJS Photography
© EJS Photography

After the finish line at the Great Osprey Bike Challenge on Nov. 5, 2004. © EJS Photography
© Chuck MacDonald Image

Assaulting the top of the big dirt hill with the pack following during the Great Osprey Bike Challenge on Nov. 5, 2004. © Chuck MacDonald Image
© Chuck MacDonald Image

Passing and breaking away from a fellow triathlete in the bike leg during the West Kennebunk Fireman (Olympic length) Triathlon on June 17, 2007. © Capstone Photography
© Capstone Photography (www.capstonephoto.com)

Another picture taken shortly after the previous shot during the West Kennebunk Fireman (Olympic length) Triathlon on June 17, 2007. © Capstone Photography
© Capstone Photography (www.capstonephoto.com)

The BC/PMC-'07 new addition to the Bunny Clark t-shirt arsenal. At $15.00 per, one-hundred percent of the proceeds go to the Pan-Mass. Challenge/Jimmy Fund. Handsome devil as a model, hey? © Halley A. H. Tower Photograph
© Halley A. H. Tower Photograph

One of my best friends and fellow PMC rider, Paul Haseltine (left) and myself at Sturbridge, Massachusetts during dinner on the eve of the 2007 PMC ride, Friday, August 3, 2007. Notice the Fish Tunes T-shirt - well before it was publically known that The Wildlife Refugees would produce such an astounding collection of original music about fishing. © PMC Photo
© PMC Photo

A shot of me (Tim Tower) in transition after the ocean swimming leg of West Kennebunk Fireman Triathlon sprint (the swim was a third of a mile) on August 26, 2007. © Capstone Photography
© Capstone Photography (www.capstonephoto.com)

I definitely hurt the most after the swim in a triathlon event. At this moment, I am thinking to myself; why the hell I am subjecting myself to this torture! © Capstone Photography
© Capstone Photography (www.capstonephoto.com)

Another shot of me (Tim Tower) in the dining room of Barnacle Billy's restaurant with Perkins Cove water over my feet at the height of the April 16, 2007 northeaster (storm) that threatened to move the building and prevent me from attending the Pan-Mass Challenge. In this picture, I am watching the tremdous surge of water coming down the channel. With the building creaking and groaning, I didn't stay in this spot for very long and had to go back outside. Obviously, the good Lord gave us a helping hand with this one and I was able to make the start of the PMC event on August 4th. ©
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make a donation
In order to make a donation, make a check out to Pan-Massachusetts Challenge/Jimmy Fund and send it to me, Tim Tower (PMC), at P.O. Box 837, Ogunquit, Maine 03907. For more information, contact Tim:
207-646-2214
ttower@bunnyclark.com
DATE of CHECK DONOR ORGANIZATION STATE DONATION
01-17-07 Dennis LaValley L & L Fence Co., Inc. MA $1000
01-21-07 Daniel Kelley Winterbrook Electric ME $50
01-25-07 S. Sidney Kaufman Personal FL $100
01-26-07 David & Joanne Miller Personal MA $50
01-29-07 Ray Westermann RFW Painting & Paper Hanging MA $50
01-30-07 Ron R. Roy Personal NH $100
02-01-07 Don & Jean (Somers) Personal ME $100
02-02-07 Marian (Merv) & Brian Murphy Personal NH $50
02-03-07 Daniel Kelley (again) Winterbrook Electric ME $50
02-04-07 John (Jr.) & Rose Lambert Personal NY $50
02-05-07 Robert Nixon Nixon Machine Service NH $100
02-05-07 Jeff & Anne Crafts Personal FL $100
02-06-07 William & Bernice Tower Personal ME $1000
02-06-07 Jon Tesnakis Tesnakis & Tesnakis Attorney A/C NY $500
02-08-07 Margaret A. Tower Personal ME $200
02-08-07 William R. Devon Personal FL $25
02-10-07 Keith & Margaret Borkowski Personal ME $50
02-10-07 Wilfred & Judith Vollmerding Personal NH $100
02-10-07 Jack Judge Judge Pro-Tech, LLC CT $25
02-11-07 Gloria Gennari Personal MA $50
02-14-07 Weston Lord Personal ME $100
02-14-07 Mark & Maureen La Rocca Personal NY $50
02-15-07 David & Madeline Gray Personal VT $50
02-15-07 Greg & Rebecca Veprek Personal MA $200
02-16-07 Bryan C. King Norton Police Association MA $150
02-17-07 Lisa & Don Johnson Personal ME $30
02-20-07 Paul Kostopoulos Paul A. Kostopoulos, CPA CT $250
02-20-07 Daniel E. Eaton Personal ME $50
02-21-07 Richard & Kathleen Lyle Personal ME $100
02-21-07 Laurie & Dana Decormier Personal NH $50
02-21-07 Leon & Brenda Schrecengost Personal NY $100
02-22-07 Daniel & Kathleen Mazzaferro Personal MA $25
02-27-07 Stephen R. Guilmet Personal MA $25
02-27-07 Richard & Lucinda Fox Personal RI $50
02-28-07 Steven & Gail Ann Linn Personal PA $50
03-01-07 Steven M. LaPlante Personal CT $50
03-02-07 Michael & Eileen Parenteau F/V Eileen K ME $150
03-03-07 Milli LaPerche Personal MA $100
03-04-07 Katherine & Paul Eisenhaure Personal MA $50
03-05-07 Deborah LaPerche Personal MA $50
03-06-07 Steven & Caroline LaPlante Personal CT $50
03-13-07 Jennifer Potyrala Personal MA $25
03-13-07 Chris Moreno Vapor Systems, Inc. ME $100
03-15-07 Paul "Cabin Boy" Bacon & Massholes, Inc. Personal MA $200
04-09-07 Charles & Linda Nickerson Personal ME $200
04-10-07 Dana Ferrande Personal ME $50
04-10-07 Wayne & Nancy Martin Personal ME $100
04-11-07 Ron Krause Personal MA $20
04-11-07 Jeff Bennett Personal MA $20
04-14-07 Randy Clark Personal VT $20
04-14-07 Chuck MacDonald Personal ME $20
04-14-07 Courtland Tower Personal ME $40
04-17-07 Joseph & Ann Marie Lynskey Personal PA $25
04-18-07 Greg Kowalczyk Personal CT $25
04-18-07 PMC T-shirt Sales Bunny Clark Anglers & Friends ME $95
04-18-07 Diana, Charlie & Nicholas Lasch Personal CT $75
04-19-07 Dan & Evan Hebert Personal NH $60
04-19-07 David & Kathleen MacDonald Personal MA $100
04-19-07 Gary & Nancy Doherty Schmitt Personal MA $30
04-20-07 Dave Baird Personal NY $15
04-20-07 Tim Williams Personal CT $20
04-20-07 Phil Ashe Personal NY $50
04-20-07 Gary Golden Personal NY $20
04-20-07 Roger Clothier Personal NY $20
04-21-07 Anonymous Personal NH $100
04-26-07 Koppstein Family In memory of cancer victim Harry Koppstein ME/AUS $1000
04-27-07 Don Stancil Personal PA $10
04-29-07 Joseph & Kathleen Miett Personal MA $100
04-30-07 Edward & Rosemarie Grant Personal - F/V Samuel & Ryan ME $25
04-30-07 Tom Suleski Personal NY $50
04-30-07 Don Spencer Personal VT $20
04-30-07 Don Hicks Personal NY $20
04-30-07 Larry Lawrence Personal NY $35
04-30-07 PMC T-shirt Sales Bunny Clark Anglers & Friends ME $137
04-30-07 Steve Shugars Steven Shugars & Co., Inc. ME $100
05-04-07 Roger McKay Personal MA $20
05-04-07 Al Hanson Personal MA $5
05-05-07 Richard Jeffers Flooring Contractors MA $300
05-07-07 Ron Waite Personal ME $25
05-07-07 John Baron Personal MA $20
05-08-07 Mark & Vivian LeFebve Personal/eGift to PMC NH $100
05-10-07 David Carlbert Personal CT $20
05-10-07 Bruce Jackson Personal OH $40
05-11-07 Sam Crawford Personal VT $20
05-11-07 Robert Small Leicester Rod Gun, Inc. MA $50
05-12-07 PMC T-shirt Sales Bunny Clark Anglers & Friends ME $157.50
05-14-07 Dick Pirog Personal MA $20
05-15-07 Bob Lillquist Personal CT $40
05-15-07 Gary Vincze & Mary Ann Donovan Personal CT $50
05-16-07 PMC T-shirt Sales Bunny Clark Anglers & Friends ME $170
05-17-07 PMC T-shirt Sales Bunny Clark Anglers & Friends ME $189.25
05-18-07 Ian Wood Personal PA $50
05-22-07 Renée Stevens Personal ME $20
05-22-07 Barry Capella Personal NY $100
05-22-07 George Soroka Personal MA $40
05-22-07 Dan Payne Personal ME $40
05-23-07 David Groskopf Personal/eGift to PMC CT $100
05-23-07 Arnold Slavet Personal MA $100
05-25-07 David C. Nickerson RUBB Building Systems ME $200
05-27-07 Jim Lennon & Crew Personal NY/CT/PA $100
05-27-07 Ed Holcomb Personal MA $100
05-29-07 Richard & Suzanne Towne Personal NH $50
05-31-07 Tom Hadley Personal NH $25
06-01-07 PMC T-shirt Sales Bunny Clark Anglers & Friends ME $233
06-01-07 Betsy McLaughlin & Sue King Personal NY $50
06-08-07 John Mixon Builders of Ogunquit, Inc. ME $250
06-09-07 PMC T-shirt Sales Bunny Clark Anglers & Friends ME $100
06-11-07 Marshall & Joan Jarvis Jarvis Cutting Tools, Inc. NH $100
06-12-07 Ernie Frick Personal CT $25
06-13-07 Mark Register Personal ME $25
06-14-07 Jim & Rita Nodwell Personal MA $20
06-15-07 PMC T-shirt Sales Bunny Clark Anglers & Friends ME $95.50
06-15-07 Michael Harris Personal ME $250
06-17-07 Donny Sayward Personal ME $100
06-17-07 Nancy & Malcolm MacKenzie Personal MA/ME $100
06-21-07 Bill Hazlett Personal MA $25
06-23-07 Roger Ruhlen & Company Personal ME $105
06-24-07 Dawn Beckwith Personal ME $50
06-25-07 Diane & Dennis LaValley Personal MA $1060
06-25-07 Jack Intrator & Debrah Welling Personal NY $150
06-28-07 John Russell Personal ME $33
07-03-07 Don Zimmerman Personal FL $20
07-04-07 PMC T-shirt Sales Bunny Clark Anglers & Friends ME $106.25
07-04-07 Mark Register Matching Gift: GlaxoSmithKline Foundation ME $25
07-04-07 Rosemary Ellis Woodbury Personal MA $100
07-04-07 Marcia Smith & Family Ocean Exposure, Inc. (Ogunquit Camera Shop) ME $100
07-05-07 Chris, Pat & Matt Savarie Personal NY $25
07-10-07 Brian Tufts, Pam Latimer & Zach Latimer Personal VT $50
07-10-07 Mike Barrows Barrows Electric PA $25
07-12-07 Wayne & Karlene Gunderman Shire Tree Farm RI $25
07-14-07 Fred Mayo, III (F/V Lady Jess) Personal ME $50
07-15-07 Eric Pysar Personal NY $25
07-16-07 Benjamin & Marie Barzousky Personal MA $100
07-17-07 David MacDonald Personal MA $140
07-17-07 Jim Feeney & Family Personal MA $40
07-17-07 Steven Santosuosso Santosuosso Plumbing & Heating MA $200
07-17-07 Marylou Cotter Personal MA $100
07-17-07 Lauren Rupard Personal MA $10
07-17-07 Gladys Amaro-Messier Personal MA $5
07-17-07 Maritza Rivera Personal MA $5
07-17-07 Robert Santosuosso, Jr. Personal MA $50
07-17-07 Virginia & Robert Santosuosso Personal MA $50
07-17-07 Joseph & Patricia Pacheco Personal MA $20
07-17-07 Charles Kacoyanis Personal MA $25
07-17-07 Wellspring Farm, LLC MA $25
07-17-07 Janice Arruda Personal MA $30
07-17-07 Sarah Curley Personal MA $30
07-18-07 PMC T-shirt Sales Bunny Clark Anglers & Friends ME $71.25
07-20-07 Mike & Missy Horwitz Personal ME $20
07-20-07 Doug Connor Personal NH $20
07-20-07 Kendall & Sheila Chamberlin Personal VT $50
07-22-07 Tara & Richard Rendon Personal MA $100
07-22-07 Robert Welch & Margaret Egan Personal NH $50
07-23-07 PMC T-shirt Sales Bunny Clark Anglers & Friends ME $52.75
07-23-07 Robert S. Cary Personal MA $100
07-24-07 James & Melanie Maggiore Personal NH $100
07-26-07 Erik Grove Personal ME $100
07-27-07 Jonathan & Jodie Walsh Personal RI $200
07-29-07 Richard & Shirley Ozenich Personal NH $50
07-30-07 Robert, Anne & Allyson Fuehrer Personal ME $25
07-30-07 Alan & Dawn Hanson Personal MA $50
07-31-07 Sherrie Tavilla Personal MA $20
07-31-07 Kathryn Weare The Cliff House Resort & Spa ME $50
08-01-07 Peter S. Bradley, II Personal CA $100
08-01-07 James Strobridge Personal NH $200
08-02-07 Fred Kunz Personal NH $100
08-02-07 Jim Mailea Personal MA $100
08-02-07 Matt Rudin Personal MA $100
08-03-07 Christopher Franklin In Memory of Susan Brooks Franklin ME $100
08-07-07 Sam Robichaud Personal FL $25
08-09-07 PMC T-shirt Sales Bunny Clark Anglers & Friends ME $76.25
08-12-07 Gilbert Chauvin Personal QC $21
08-12-07 Stephen Holloway Personal CT $25
08-12-07 John & Denise Lavoie Personal MA $100
08-13-07 Meg Tower Personal ME $200
08-23-07 Leslie Goulet & Whitney Ciancetta In Memory of Michael Ciancetta and Nel Goulet ME $200
08-25-07 William & Marie Pimley Personal NH $50
08-28-07 PMC T-shirt Sales Bunny Clark Anglers & Friends ME $85.50
08-30-07 Bob Withee Personal NH $100
09-04-07 Stephen McGrath Personal NH $25
09-07-07 Bernie Shaw Personal CT $20
09-07-07 Larry Lawrence Personal NY $20
09-07-07 Mark Reynolds Personal FL $20
09-10-07 Jim Bendzunas Personal NY $30
09-10-07 Mike Holbrook Personal NY $35
09-10-07 Mike Krawczyk Personal NY $20
09-11-07 Lester & Linda Paul In Memory of former angler & friend, Bob Lo ME $25
09-11-07 Bob Foley Cole-Harrison (Insurance) Agency ME $250
09-11-07 Cameron Brandt Personal MA $50
09-12-07 Larry Reed & Friends Personal ME $130
09-12-07 John S. "Jack" Henke Personal NY $25
09-14-07 Leslie Goulet In Honor of Whitney Ciancetta ME $100
09-14-07 Rod & Wendy Wood Personal PA $100
09-14-07 Bob & Gloria Bowen Personal PA $20
09-15-07 Deborah & Thomas McDonnell Personal MA $50
09-20-07 Martin & Elise Buskey Personal NY $25
09-22-07 Normand Viens & Linda Govone Personal MA $50
09-22-07 Arnis & Rosemarie Buza Personal NJ $50
09-23-07 Dan & Donna Merrow Personal NH $20
09-24-07 Gil & Myra Ranta Personal SC $100
09-26-07 Phil Wilson Personal NH $20
09-26-07 Mark Flower Personal NY $5
09-26-07 Jeff Philbrick & Kelly Marquis Personal NH $100
09-27-07 PMC T-shirt Sales Bunny Clark Anglers & Friends ME $90.50
09-28-07 Tom Bruyere Personal NY $20
09-28-07 Roy Greenquist Personal NY $20
09-30-07 Norman Lux Personal MA $20
09-30-07 Tugboat "Fred" Frabel Personal NJ $40
10-1-07 Shawn Rosenberger Personal PA $25
10-1-07 Ken Kaulfers Personal PA $100
10-2-07 Steve Lenox Personal NY $20
10-2-07 Steve Wiater Personal MA $100
10-5-07 Don Watson Personal VT $25
10-7-07 Dave Nelson In Honor of Cliff Nelson CT $100
10-11-07 Harold & Barb Peck Personal NY $100
10-15-07 Jeff King Personal MA $20
10-15-07 Gary Rothermel Personal NY $5
10-15-07 Tags Personal MA $10
10-15-07 Steve Haisley Personal VT $20
10-15-07 Peter Paulson Personal MA $20
10-16-07 Brian & Marian (Merv) Murphy Personal NH $50
10-17-07 Joe Feeney Personal MA $7
10-18-07 Jackie Bevins Personal Jackie's Too, Ogunquit $250
10-19-07 Iggy Goula Personal PA $10
10-19-07 Al Strucke Personal PA $10
10-19-07 Tom Bruyere Personal NY $80
10-25-07 Mark LaRocca Personal NY $20
09-25-07 PMC T-shirt Sales Bunny Clark Anglers & Friends ME $33.50
10-26-07 Don Stancil Personal PA $20
10-26-07 Rick Slater Personal PA $5
10-26-07 Rick McKnight Personal PA $5
10-31-07 John Chemleski Personal CT $5
10-31-07 Darin Cate Personal CT $20
11-02-07 Joe Columbus Personal MA $15
11-02-07 Don Spencer Personal VT $20
11-05-07 Tom Provoncha Personal NY $20
11-05-07 David Mycue Personal MA $80
11-8-07 James Strobridge Personal NH $100
11-9-07 James Chiapponi Personal CT $60
12-04-07 PMC T-shirt Sales Bunny Clark Anglers & Friends ME $15
11-10-07 >>>>>>> Total so Far >>>>>>> $20, 204.25