The Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) today announced at a sold-out event in Boston on Saturday, November 11, 2017, a record-breaking gift of $51 million to support adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at the world-renowned Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, exceeding the goal by $3 million. With this gift, the PMC has brought its fundraising total to $598 million since its inception in 1980.
We're happy to announce that PMC sponsorYasso Frozen Greek Yogurtis back for its 2nd year providing thousands of Yasso samples to #PanMass2017 participants throughout ride weekend and at select 2017 PMC Kids Rides.
On May 25th, 2017 Dana-Farber Cancer Institute President and CEO, Dr. Laurie Glimcher and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Josh Bekenstein hosted a dinner at Dana-Farber for Pan-Mass Challenge professional and head staff in appreciation for their efforts. (Both Laurie and Josh are PMC riders)
A PMC Threshold Moment - The story of Patrick Byrne and PMC 2000 by Billy Starr
In 1999, I had read an article in Fortune Magazine that portrayed an extraordinary entrepreneur named Patrick Byrne. The son of Jack Byrne (who had co-founded the Fireman’s fund with Warren Buffet), Patrick’s young life had already taken many remarkable turns. By the age of 36 he had accumulated a rather idiosyncratic resume:
Well, what a wonderful weekend. My first time to do the Pan-Mass Challenge and what an experience. By every measure it surpassed my expectations. The survivors, the organizers, the participants, the supporters – all play their part in making this a unique an unmissable event.
I am happy to share with you this letter from DFCI's President Benz to the riders & volunteers of the PMC that details 'where the money goes'. I believe you will find it informative and motivating. Please share it with your donors. - Billy Starr