DELOITTE NAMED SPONSOR OF THE 2018 PAN-MASS CHALLENGE
Needham, MA – July 5, 2018 – The Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) is pleased to announce that the professional services firm Deloitte is sponsoring this year’s PMC ride. Deloitte is joining the PMC’s community of impassioned cyclists, volunteers, and generous donors to support the shared goal of advancing cancer research. As part of the sponsorship, Deloitte professionals will band together to ride the 192-mile route, while also volunteering at the Franklin Water Stop.
“On behalf of our entire organization, I am thrilled to welcome Deloitte as a sponsor of this year’s ride,” said Billy Starr, Pan-Mass Challenge founder and executive director. “We are proud to align ourselves with likeminded companies who have a shared passion for supporting the community and enhance our commitment to the fight against cancer. Deloitte has proven they do just that by not only becoming a resource for our riders, volunteers and donors, but also encouraging their employees to participate as riders this August.”
“The potential for cancer care and research is changing swiftly given advances in technology, genomics and data analytics – but it takes funding to drive it all forward,” said Kevin McGovern, Deloitte LLP’s managing partner for New England. “That’s why we are excited to join forces with the 2018 Pan-Mass Challenge –its ability to raise support for cancer research and treatment is unparalleled, and we are proud to rally around it.”
The PMC is the nation’s most successful athletic fundraising event, raising and contributing more money to charity than any other. On August 4 and 5, 2018, more than 6,200 cyclists and 4,000 volunteers will participate in the two-day bike-a-thon with the goal of raising $52 million to support patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. One hundred percent of every rider-raised dollar goes directly to the cause. If accomplished, this fundraising goal will bring the organization’s 39-year contribution to more than $650 million. The PMC is Dana-Farber’s largest single contributor, raising more than 53 percent of the Jimmy Fund’s annual revenue.
About The Pan-Mass Challenge
The Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) is a bike-a-thon that has raised more money for charity than any other single athletic fundraising event in the world. The PMC was founded in 1980 by Billy Starr, who remains the event’s executive director, an annual cyclist and a fundraiser. The PMC has since raised $598 million for adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund. The event donates 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar directly to the cause. The PMC generates more than 53 percent of the Jimmy Fund’s annual revenue and is Dana-Farber’s single largest contributor. The PMC has successfully melded support from committed cyclists, volunteers, corporate sponsors and individual contributors. All are essential to the PMC's goal and model: to attain maximum fundraising efficiency while increasing its annual gift. The PMC’s hope and aspiration is to provide Dana-Farber's doctors and researchers with the necessary resources to discover cures for all cancers. For more information on the Pan-Mass Challenge, log onto www.pmc.org.
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Ameara Harb, Cone Communications
Jacquelyn O’Mahony, Deloitte