On August 6 and 7, more than 6,000 riders, including four riders from Marion, four from Mattapoisett and six from Rochester, pedaled in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), a bike-a-thon with one and two-day routes from 25 to 210 miles with the goal of topping last year’s record-breaking gift and raising $66 million for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Dana-Farber.)
The PMC is the nation’s single most successful athletic fundraiser, donating 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar to Dana-Farber as its largest single contributor, accounting for 55 percent of its Jimmy Fund’s annual revenue. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, the PMC has raised more than $114 million for Dana-Farber, bringing its 42-year contribution to Dana-Farber to $831 million.
“We’re coming off of a record-breaking fundraising year for Dana-Farber, and we’re thrilled to be ‘back in the saddle’ this summer, bringing our PMC community together for our first traditional PMC weekend since 2019 with our sights set on making an even bigger impact in the fight against cancer,” said Billy Starr, founder and executive director of the PMC. “We are so inspired by the dedication of our riders, volunteers, donors, sponsors and community members throughout the last two challenging years and can’t wait to see everyone on the road this August for the 43rd PMC.”
To make a financial contribution to a rider from your town or to register as a rider, visit www.pmc.org or call (800) WE-CYCLE. Connect with #PMC2022 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
Thank you to the following riders.
From Marion; James Forker, Sarah Poulin, Jamey Shachoy, and Bill Tilden
From Mattapoisett: Robert Inches, Jill Inches, Elizabeth Richardson, and Lisa Winsor
From Rochester; Debora Bacchiocchi, Sarah Bernier, Sheila Kozlowski, Calib LaRue, Keith Riquinha, and Lazaro Rosa