Commit: there’s a lot riding on the Pan-Mass Challenge
The 34th annual Pan-Mass Challenge is Aug. 3 and 4. Ride between 25 and 190 miles over one or two days. The event donates 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar directly to Dana-Farber.
The Pan-Mass Challenge is hosting its first Young Professionals Event of the year!
Set in a fun, casual environment, this social event is a great way for people to network, meet new friends, and learn more about the logistics of riding in the PMC. Mingle with the PMC staff and register to ride or volunteer.
Enter raffles to win biking gear, while enjoying great food with tasty brews, and inspired conversation.
Tuesday, March 26 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Lansdowne Pub, 9 Lansdowne Street, Boston
Tickets are $10 each, which includes apps and your first draft beer (including Harpoon, the official beer of the PMC)
Billy Starr, PMC founder, will discuss his motivations for founding and riding in what is now the most successful athletic fundraising event in the nation. He will also talk about the impact funds raised by the PMC have made in cancer research at Dana-Farber.
Stephanie Levin, a 14-year PMC cyclist and six-time volunteer, will share the significant role the PMC has played in her personal life and business success, as well as fun and effective strategies for fundraising and training. She has raised $80,000 for the PMC to date.
The event is open to all riders, perspective riders, volunteers and friends
*This is a 21 and over event
When & Where
Closer By The Mile
The Pan-Mass Challenge, presented by the Boston Red Sox Foundation and New Balance, is the nation's original fundraising bike-a-thon, and today raises more money for charity than any other athletic fundraising event in the country. A model of fundraising efficiency, since 2007 the PMC has donated 100% of every rider-raised dollar directly to cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund.
The PMC is so well-known in cycling and fundraising circles, that each year people travel from around the world to participate. Thousands of riders and volunteers have lost loved ones to the disease, still more ride in honor of those in treatment, and over 300 PMC riders are cancer survivors. The camaraderie shared by riders, volunteers, and supporters is so strong that even the doctors at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute join their patients as teammates, riding toward a unified goal.
Since its 1980 inception, the PMC has contributed $455 million to lifesaving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
The 2015 Goal
On August 1st & 2nd, 2015, 5,500 cyclists will travel one of 12 routes, logging between 25 and 190 miles over one or two days, through 46 Massachusetts cities and towns. Their collective goal is to bring the organization's 36-year fundraising total to a half BILLION dollars to Dana-Farber Cancer Institue through the Jimmy Fund.
The PMC is a model of efficiency for all non-profit events. The professional team is made up of nine full time and 2 part time staff; a 10-person volunteer coordinating staff; a 14-person Board of Trustees; 5,500-6,000 cyclists; 3,300 volunteers; 46 communities; 200 companies, which donate $4 million worth of merchandise and services; and more than 230,000 individuals who sponsor PMC cyclists.