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November 2018

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PHOTO BY Harvard University; Getty Images 36 // NOVEMBER 2018 USAHOCKEYMAGAZINE.COM F or Harvard University goaltender Beth Larcom, it's a mantra that continuously pushes her forward, whether it's head- ing into the final period of a game or on a paved road away from the rink. Larcom dedicates a part of her offseason to participating in the Pan Massachusetts Challenge, a 198-mile ride bike trek down the coast of Cape Cod, which raises money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. It's something of a family affair that start- ed in 1998 when her father brought the family together for a cause that hit close to home. "When I was younger, PMC weekend was basically just a vacation for me. I didn't real- ly know what it meant until I got a little bit older and understood what the PMC stood for, for my family," said Larcom, whose mother, Liz, received her final chemo treat- ment for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma at Dana Farber only weeks before Beth was born. Over the past two decades, it has turned into a family affair that has raised a remark- able amount of money. A family newsletter, highlighting Beth and her five siblings, helps spur fundraising efforts ahead of the upcom- ing year's PMC. "When I was old enough to ride, my par- ent's kind of gave me the go ahead to do that, PEDAL TO THE MEDAL Harvard Goaltender Continues To Push Herself On And Off The Ice // By Jeff Carpenter "TWENTY MINUTES OR TWENTY MILES TO GO!" "It's something that as a kid you always kind of dream of, to represent your country and play for a national team. Any capacity where you're able to do that, ...it's pretty special. " –Beth Larcom // Harvard University Goaltemder

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