Jimmy Fund Clinic Patients Meet the 2017 PMC Cyclists Riding in their Honor

MEDIA ADVISORY 

Jimmy Fund Clinic Patients Meet the PMC Cyclists Riding in their Honor 

PMC Pedal Partner® Party at Fenway Park

Saturday, May 6 

WHAT: Pediatric oncology patients from the Jimmy Fund Clinic at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute serving as PMC Pedal Partners® will meet the teams of cyclists that will be riding in their honor during the 38th Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC)In its 17th year, the PMC Pedal Partner Program is presented by John Hancock. 

More than 75 Pedal Partners, their families and PMC riders will enjoy a fun and interactive morning of activities, including Red Sox mascot Wally, Silly Willy making balloon animals, face painting, arts and crafts, tours of Fenway Park and a continental breakfast. 

The PMC is a 192-mile bike-a-thon that has raised a total of $547 million for adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber since 1980. It is the most successful single athletic fundraising event in the U.S. The PMC gives 100% of every ride-raised dollar to Dana-Farber and accounts for more than 52 percent of the Jimmy Fund’s annual revenue. On Aug. 5 and 6, more than 6,200 cyclists will ride up to 192 miles in the PMC with the goal of raising $48 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 6

10 a.m. to noon

Speaking program begins at 11 a.m. 

WHERE:Fenway Park, Boston – State Street Pavilion

Media enter at State Street Pavilion on 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: Ana Senior, asenior@conecomm.com, O: 617-939-8346, C: 407-341-1468 

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