Thousands of cyclists will ride up to 211 miles across Massachusetts this weekend
BostonAnd the August 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Play Saturday August 6 And the Sunday 7 AugustThe Pan Mass Challenge (PMC) will bring together over 6,300 registered riders from around the world at 43research and development Ride with the goal of raising the record 66 million dollars for Cancer Research and Patient Care at the world-renowned Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in BostonMassachusetts.
“We are excited to bring together our dedicated riders, volunteers, donors and sponsors this weekend for the first traditional PMC since 2019 as we raise the bar for fundraising for Dana-Farber once again,” Billy StarFounder and Executive Director of the Special Military Commission. “Our PMC community has demonstrated their unwavering commitment to our mission by increasing 114 million dollars Over the past two years, we are collectively focused on achieving another record-breaking gift in 2022.”
for 16The tenth For the year in a row, PMC will donate 100% of every dollar raised by the rider to Dana-Farber as the largest individual contributor, representing 55% of Jimmy Fund’s annual revenue. If PMC achieves its goal of raising 66 million dollars This year, it will raise its total contributions to more than $897 million Since 1980. Since the start of the global pandemic in early 2020, military companies have collected more than 114 million dollars for Dana-Farber, having made a 42-year contribution to Dana-Farber of 831 million dollars.
“As the single largest contributor, we are very grateful to the Special Military Commission and its dedicated community who continue their commitment to raising funds for cancer research and treatment at Dana Farber.” Laurie HDana-Farber, MD, president and CEO of Dana-Farber. “Cancer stops at nothing, so we are particularly inspired by the perseverance that the PMC community has continued to demonstrate over the past two challenging years.”
PMC 2022 includes 16 one-day and two-day trails ranging from 25 to 211 miles designed to meet all levels of cycling and fundraising ability. Cyclists from 8 countries and 43 countries will take part in this year’s ride, many in honor of a family member or friend who is battling cancer. At the cornerstone of the PMC community, more than 950 riders and volunteers, cancer survivors or current patients, consider Living Proof® to be PMC’s mission. More than 140 Dana-Farber employees are committed to PMCs as passengers and volunteers as well, in some cases helping fund their own cancer research.
PMC is offered by the Red Sox Foundation® and M&T Bank. To learn more or to make a financial contribution to the cause, visit www.pmc.org or call (800) WE-CYCLE. Connect with #PMC2022 on Facebook, Twitterand Instagram and LinkedIn.
About the overall challenge
The Pan Mass Challenge (PMC) is a bikeathon that today raises more money for charity than any other single fundraising sport event in the world. PMC was founded in 1980 by Billy Star, who remains the event’s CEO, annual cyclist and fundraiser. Since then, the CMC raised 831 million dollars For adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund. The event donates 100 percent of every dollar a rider raises directly to the cause, generating 55 percent of annual revenue for Jimmy’s Fund as Dana-Farber’s single largest contributor. PMC has successfully incorporated support from cyclists, volunteers, corporate sponsors, and individual contributors, all of which are essential to achieving PMC’s goal and model: to maximize fundraising efficiency while maximizing its annual giveaway. The hope and ambition of PMC is to provide Dana-Farber clinicians and researchers with the resources to discover treatments for all types of cancer. PMC is offered by the Red Sox Foundation® and M&T Bank. For more information on the overall challenge, visit www.pmc.org.
About the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is one of the world’s leading centers for cancer research and treatment. Dana-Farber’s mission is to reduce the burden of cancer through scientific research, clinical care, education, community engagement, and advocacy. Dana-Farber is a federally designated comprehensive cancer center and one of the teaching institutions of Harvard Medical School. We provide the latest cancer treatments to adults through the Dana-Farber Brigham and Children’s Cancer Center and to children through the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. Dana Farber is the only hospital nationwide with Top 5 Hospitals US News & World Report Best cancer hospital in both adult and pediatric care. As a leading global oncology company, Dana-Farber is dedicated to achieving a unique and equal balance between cancer research and care, and translating discovery findings into new treatments for patients locally and around the world, providing more than 1,100 clinical trials.
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