If you're not familiar with the challenge, it is not a race, it's an indurance run made up of mostly cancer survivors, friends, family, and supporters. Click here for the Story of how it began.
Our son-in-law is a survivor of brain cancer, and this will be his third time biking this event. The challenge begins in Sturbridge, Ma. and ends in Province Town, Ma.. The route will take the riders through our town and pass the high school where we will be volunteering our services and cheering on the group.
About the PMC:
The Pan-Massachusetts Challenge is an annual bike-a-thon and a pioneer of the athletic fundraising industry that today raises more money for charity than any other single event in the country. The organization was founded in 1980 and has since raised $338 million for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. The PMC is a model of fundraising efficiency. The PMC donates 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar directly to the cause. In 2011, the PMC generated 60 percent of the Jimmy Fund’s annual revenue and it was Dana-Farber’s single largest contributor. Over 230,000 individual contributions were made to last year’s fundraising campaign. In 2012, PMC cyclists will ride with the goal of raising $36 million for Dana-Farber.
The Pan-Massachusetts Challenge is a fully supported bike-a-thon — with food and water stops, mechanical and medical assistance, luggage transportation, and lodging — that runs through 46 towns across