Media Center

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Welcome to the PMC Media Center. You can watch television segments and read newspaper and magazine articles about the PMC, its riders, volunteers, Pedal Partners and sponsors. Riders can forward the media coverage to their potential supporters, or print articles to include when sending fundraising letters.

Members of the media may contact Jackie Herskovitz at (617) 269-7171 or jackie@pmc.org with questions or to schedule interviews.

Largest Corporate Rider Team and Babson Hub Sponsor to Increase Impact in 2014 

Pan-Mass Challenge Founder Taps into His Inner Brewing Skills

Drafts the Perfect PMC Pint at Harpoon Brewery, July 7 

Billy Starr founded and leads the Pan-Mass Challenge, the most successful athletic fundraising event in the world.

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Pan-Mass Challenge Founder Billy Star will deliver Salem State College School of Graduate Studies commencement address 

NEEDHAM, Mass. – The Pan-Mass Challenge is pleased to announce that, for the third straight year, DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co. is the PMC’s official bike tour sponsor.

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         Pan-Mass Challenge Recognized by the Boston Celtics

Inaugural PMC Night

Sunday, Feb. 9

NEEDHAM, Mass. – The Boston Celtics will pay tribute to the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) for its incredible fundraising efforts on behalf of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund on Feb. 9 when it hosts the inaugural PMC Night.

Pan-Mass Challenge to Celebrate 35thAnnual Ride

BOSTON – Surprisingly, it was a cold, wet, and often lonely walk in the woods that inspired the philosophy behind the nation’s original fundraising bike-a-thon for charity, the Pan-Mass Challenge.

NEEDHAM, Mass. — The Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) has set an all-time high fundraising goal of $40 million for the 5,500 cyclists who will ride up to 190 miles on Aug. 2 and 3, 2014 in the 35th annual bike-a-thon. The funds they raise will go to support adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund and will bring the PMC’s 35-year Jimmy Fund contribution to $454 million. In 2013, PMCers raised and contributed $39 million to Dana-Farber, the largest sum ever raised by a single athletic fundraising event.

2014 Pan-Mass Challenge

Fact Sheet

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NEEDHAM, Mass. – CBS Boston’s WBZ-TV, sister-station myTV38 (WSBK-TV), and cbsboston.com will join the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), the largest single athletic fundraiser in the country, as its official media partner, starting in 2014.  

Prudential Center to Glow in PMC Red

Thursday, Dec. 5 

BOSTON – The city will glow in Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) red on Thursday, Dec. 5 when the Prudential Center lights up to honor the PMC for setting a record $40 million fundraising goal for its 35th annual event. 

BOSTON (Nov. 3, 2013) – The 2013 Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) raised $39 million for adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. The 2013 fundraising total is $2 million more than the PMC gave in 2012 and brings its 34-year Jimmy Fund contribution to $414 million.

NEEDHAM, Mass. (July 3, 2013) – Covidien, the $10 billion global healthcare products leader with U.S. headquarters in Mansfield, Mass., has become a committed sponsor of the Pan-Mass Challenge.

NEEDHAM, Mass. – One year ago, Adam Scully-Power couldn’t run two miles without stopping. Next month, he will run for two days straight without stopping.

NEEDHAM, Mass. – DuVine Cycling & Adventure Company has renewed its commitment to the Pan-Mass Challenge, signing on for its second year of sponsorship.

Pan-Massachusetts Challenge contributes a record
$37 million to the Jimmy Fund

BOSTON – The 2012 Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) raised $37 million for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund. The 2012 fundraising total is $2 million more than the PMC gave in 2011 and brings its 33-year Jimmy Fund contribution to $375 million.

BOSTON: Surprisingly, it was a cold, wet, and often lonely walk in the woods that inspired the philosophy behind the nation's original fundraising bike-a-thon for charity, the Pan-Mass Challenge.

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 2011 Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) raised $35 million for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. The 2011 fundraising total is $2 million, or 5.7 percent, more than the PMC gave in 2010 and brings its 32-year Jimmy Fund contribution to $338 million.

Billy Starr founded and leads the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, the most successful athletic fundraising event in the nation. Since 1980, the PMC, a 190-mile bike-a-thon, has contributed $338 million to cancer research. By 1984, the PMC had established itself as the largest grossing fundraising event for the Jimmy Fund, New England’s most popular charity.

The 32nd annual Pan-Massachusetts Challenge was a great success for the quarter of a million contributors, riders, and volunteers who participated. The millions of dollars raised to support cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund will benefit pediatric and adult cancer patients around the globe.

By Elaine Thompson TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF

February 28, 2014

The Boston Globe

By Melissa Hanson |  Globe Correspondent  

  November 03, 2013

The annual Pan-Mass Challenge raised $2 million more than last year during August’s two-day bike ride to benefit cancer research and patient care, according to the event’s founder.

Prevention

Living Each Day With Gratitude

How Diane Legg lives life to the fullest—despite a stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis

As told to Bari Lieberman  

Cape Cod Times

By ABBY EISENBERG

August 04, 2013

BUZZARDS BAY — As Cheryl Gorman walked her bicycle away from the finish line of the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge on Saturday afternoon, a photograph attached to the back of her riding jersey came into view.

It pictured Cindy Hogan, Gorman's son's best friend's mother, who lost her fight with lung cancer earlier this year at 56.

EPSN.com

One year after reshaping his life, Scully-Power will run to honor Boston victims

By Doug Williams | Special to ESPN.com        

Updated: August 1, 2013, 1:25 PM ET

Adam Scully-Power looks to become the first person to run the 163-mile Pan-Mass Cycling Challenge.

The Republican

By Scott Coen The Republican
on July 18, 2013 at 6:00 AM

What is their name?

What was your father's name, your mother's name, your sister's or brother's name? What's the name of that best friend you knew, your closest friend in high school, that person you worked with? What's the name of that person you loved and admired? The person you knew who was taken by cancer?

ABCNews.com

By SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES (@SusanDJames)

July 4, 2013

For 25 years, Rick and Erica Kaitz were volunteers in the world of cancer research and fundraising, living a good life in Boston with their two daughters and spending five months a year in their second home in Hawaii.

That was until last June, when Erica, 52, was diagnosed with a rare form of uterine cancer -- myxoid leiomysarcoma (LMS). Fewer than 150 patients in the United States have the disease, which is poorly understood and for which research is virtually unfunded.

DNAInfo.com/Chicago

By Justin Breen on June 10, 2013 6:12am                        

Daily Hampshire Gazette

By SCOTT MERZBACHStaff Writer

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

When Amherst residents Eric Heller and Bob Newcomb dip the wheels of their bicycles into the Pacific Ocean June 8, they will begin a nearly 4,000-mile long, two-month journey to raise money for the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge.

The Boston Globe

West

By Cindy Cantrell |  GLOBE CORRESPONDENT   

 MAY 12, 2013

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Sunday, May 12, 2013

By Donna Boynton TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF

The Boston Globe

By Bella English | GLOBE STAFF   

MAY 03, 2013

Rick Kaitz had run three Boston Marathons and swore he’d never do another. “Training in winter in New England is awful,” said Kaitz, 58, a Boston attorney. “It’s so cold, icy, and dark.”

But on April 15, he was at the starting line in Hopkinton, this time racing for his wife’s life.

An Evening at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 2013

PMC Check Presentation 2013

PMC Weekend 2013

2013 Official PMC Start

2013 PMC Night at Fenway Park

2013 PMC Kids Rides

2013 PMC Pedal Partner Party at Fenway Park

2013 PMC Heavy Hitter Dinner

2010's Committed PMC riders

2010 - Committed riders

2010 Starting Line

Scott Brown and John Kerry at 2010 starting line

2010 Riding into the sunset

2010 riding into the sunset

Larry Lucchino and Billy Starr present check to Dana-Farber

Larry Lucchino and Billy Starr

By Lisa Hughes, WBZ-TV

Pan-Mass challenge to raise money for Dana Farber cancer  research.

Published  6:37 PM  EDT Jul 03, 2013