Jimmy Fund Clinic Patients Honored at Fenway Park as Pan-Mass Challenge Pedal Partners®

MEDIA ADVISORY

New Sponsor MFS Investment Management Presents PMC Pedal Partner® Program and Party Saturday, May 5 

WHAT: Pediatric oncology patients from the Jimmy Fund Clinic at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute serving as PMC Pedal Partners® will gather at Fenway Park on Saturday, May 5th to meet the teams of cyclists that will be riding in their honor during the 39th Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC)In its 18th year, the PMC Pedal Partner Program is now presented by MFS Investment Management, a long-time PMC supporter and sponsor. 

More than 50 Pedal Partners, their families and PMC riders will enjoy a fun and interactive morning of activities, including balloon animals made by Silly Willy The Clown, face painting, arts and crafts, tours of Fenway Park and a continental breakfast, with a special appearance from Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster. 

The PMC is a 192-mile bike-a-thon that has raised a total of $598 million for adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber since 1980, making it the most successful single athletic fundraising event in the U.S. The PMC gives 100% of every rider-raised dollar to Dana-Farber and accounts for more than 53 percent of the Jimmy Fund’s annual revenue. On Aug. 4 and 5, more than 6,000 cyclists will ride up to 192 miles in the PMC with the goal of raising $52 million for Dana-Farber.  

WHO: PMC Pedal Partners, their families and PMC cyclists riding in their honor; Billy Starr, PMC founder, and executive director. 

WHEN: Saturday, May 5

10 a.m. to noon. 

Speaking program begins at 11 a.m. 

WHERE: Fenway Park, Boston – State Street Pavilion

Media enter State Street Pavilion via 20 Yawkey Way 

VISUALS AND INTERVIEWS

  • Photos/video of Pedal Partners meeting their PMC riding teams
  • Interviews with Billy Starr, PMC founder and executive director
  • Remarks and inspirational stories from PMC riders and PMC Pedal Partner families 

For interviews/photos, contact: Ameara Harb, aharb@conecomm.com, O: 617-939-8318, C: 413-949-1904 

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