b'18 CONCORD HOSPITAL TRUSTMar BoraTRADITIONSBorn fro GatefulessFor many young professionals, the ideaDoctors were able to detect it andPedaling for Payson off ers road, of getting involved in the communityuse radiation therapy to completelymountain and gravel rides with can be daunting, with lack of access toget rid of the tumor, Borak shares.variable start times and ride distances, fi I got my brother back, which wasencouraging riders of all ages andnancial resources a barrier to entry at some organizations. But Bowsomething that mattered to me a lot.abilities to participate. Borak chose to resident Mark Borak has discovered[Fighting cancer] is a cause that is verycomplete the 50-miler on September that, early in his career, time is hismeaningful to me. 10, the longest bike ride of his life thus most valuable resource. Billups was impressed by Boraksfar. Proceeds from the 2022 event went A 2022 University of New Hampshirecommitment to serving his communityto support patient navigation at the graduate, Borak met Moriah Billups,and the two stayed in touch. The thingPayson Center, which helps ensure a philanthropy officer at Concordthat stuck out the most about Mark,patients have access to a nurse who Hospital Trust, at a Concord YoungBillups says, was his desire to getprovides consistent guidance on all Professionals Network event in theinvolved with histhings related to cancer diagnosis, spring.community.Hetreatment, and recovery.In the coursegets involved Borak, 22, has appreciated his of theirand then some.opportunity get involved and is grateful conversation,That connectionthat Concord Hospital Trust values his Borak sharedrecently led totime as a young professional. A summa that he was anBorak joiningcum laude graduate of UNHs Peter avid cyclist whothe PedalingT. Paul School of Business and had a personalfor PaysonEconomics, where he majored in connection toCommittee,fi nance, Borak now works as an cancer. When hisa group thatindependent fi nancial advisor at younger brother,plans an annualBahr Casey Financial Services. In Lincoln was only acycling event, which raises funds andthe evenings and on weekends, he year old, he was diagnosedawareness for those with cancer. makes time for committee meetings with a brain tumor. Lincoln wasWhen I met with Moriah, we talkedand other volunteerism through the successfully treated and is now aabout diff erent ways the ConcordConcord Chamber of Commerce and thriving 15-year-old. Hospital Trust can reach youngeras a K-4 wrestling coach in Bow. He groups of people to get involved,encourages other young people to Mark Boraks dad, Mark Sr., and MarkfiBorak says. The Pedaling for Payson nd opportunities to contribute to together with his brother Lincoln,Committee was a really good fi t for me. their own communities in personally in a recent photo. meaningful ways.'