Tim Wakefield has passed away from brain cancer at 57 (10/1 update)


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Jul 20, 2005
I received one as well. It humbles me to think of how much thought Stacy and the family have put into their responses to a bunch of remote identities they've never met. I wish I could be as gracious in a similar situation -- but I doubt I would be.

Thanks, Stacy, for setting an example I can try to follow.

E5 Yaz

polka king
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Apr 25, 2002
The Red Sox will wear "49" patches on their uniforms this season / several twitter reports


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Mass produced or not I was moved (tears) when I received mine. I plan on framing it with my pic of me and Wake that was taken just a few months prior. It's a small thing but he meant so much to me as a Sox fan and I will cherish the 49 card forever. As far as I know Stacy is is still fighting her own fight with pancreatic cancer which makes all of it worse. @StupendousMan said it best. A great example we can all strive to follow.
Feb 22, 2024
I still struggle when I think that Tim isn't around anymore. Maybe it was because he couldn't throw 95 that he always seemed like the 'everyman' of the Red Sox. Between that and his commitment to the community made him the most relatable Sox player ever. I'm sure this has all been said before.

21st Century Sox

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Feb 19, 2006
I have been meaning to post here for awhile, the Larry Lucchino news served as a reminder. Tim, Stacey and Larry were all huger supporters of Dana Farber, received treatment there, and clearly their is a void left by the deaths of all three.

I started to ride the Pan Mass Challenge when my daughter in law was diagnosed with Brain Cancer. She lived with my son in Charlestown at the time, and was and is being treated at DFI. She has the slowest growing type of brain cancer, and after 9 hour surgery/12 months chemo/3 months radiation, is doing very well. Initially told they likely could not conceive, (they were engaged when she had a seizure and they found the cancer) she indeed had a healthy baby boy who is a little over two years old now. In honor of her, this will be ride #7 for me.

Fast forward to this January - welp - My wife of 35+ years was diagnosed with breast cancer. Wildly, she has two different types of cancer in one breast. She is undergoing chemo now at DFI, 3/4 of the way done. Very exciting on Monday, the more "minor" of the cancers is resolved and gone by the chemo, the lump she has, while pretty small, is also shrinking. She will have surgery post chemo, we are very optimstic.

Anyhow, that's my story. My thought of posting here is that I thought people might want to make a donation to the PMC in honor of Wake, Stacy, or Larry. I am going to link to my donation page, but of course donate to any rider if you know one personally. The PMC is truly the lifeblood of Dana Farber, 100% of donations go to research. The largest athletic fundraiser in the world. Roughly $75 Million will be raised at this years ride, and this year will also cross $1 BILLION in funds raised, When cancer is eventually cured, or extremely mitigated, the PMC will be part of Chapter One of the books written about cures.

Here is my link, again, donate here, or donate to anyone you might now who is participating, it truly is a special event. Thanks for reading.

Why I Ride ... (pmc.org)