pan-mass challenge

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Chelmsford resident Maureen Pellegrini knows first-hand the power of friendship and how the bonds of sisterhood can unite a community to support a fellow resident and dear friend.  

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Written by  friend, fundraiser and journalist, Lauren Paul

By their own admission, they’re not exactly two peas in a pod. One is a staunch conservative, the other liberal as they come. One is 15 minutes early to any meeting; the other is chronically late. One is extroverted and will chat with anyone; the other is more reserved. One is laid back; the other attacks life in every possible way.  

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BOSTON MA- Team Rialto-TRADE is gearing up for its third year riding the Pan-Mass Challenge. With a goal to ride over 2,112 Miles and raise over $100,000 this year, training and fundraising are well underway. On Sunday, June 23rd the team will host a fundraiser at TRADE to bring these 11 cyclists closer to their goal.

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It’s midnight on a Saturday; do you know where your mother is? 

If it’s the first weekend in August, she might be having her annual “Ladies Night Out,” except this crew won’t be home until the next morning. These party moms are busy making breakfast at Mass Maritime Academy for thousands of cyclists taking on day two in the Pan-Mass Challenge. Working the late shift – or early shift, depending on how you look at it – they start at midnight and finish at 8 a.m. 

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New riders are invited and encouraged to attend one of three orientation sessions held during April.  The sessions will be held on April 4th, April 10th and April 23rd from 6:30pm - 9:00pm at PMC headquarters in Needham. Click this link to sign up.  The sessions are presented by Billy Starr and the PMC professional staff and include:

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Volunteers are needed for the PMC on August 2, 3, and 4th at all hub sites and water stops across Massachusetts. Help is needed with registration, site logistics, food preparation, bike parking, cleanup, etc.

It takes riders, partners, sponsors and doers

"No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it." H.E Luccock. 

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Eight years ago, Brent McCreesh, then 2, was fighting stage IV neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive form of childhood cancer, at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund Clinic. 

Consequently, Brent endured hundreds of blood transfusions, seven rounds of chemotherapy, 13 surgeries, three weeks of radiation, two stem cell transplants and 15 months of isolation. His life was an eight-by-ten foot hospital room.

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When Sarah Vicidomini was 21-years-old, she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Six weeks later, the unthinkable happened. Her father, John Coughlin, was diagnosed with stage three colorectal cancer. 

Nearly ten years ago, the two simultaneously battled life threatening illnesses. Previously known as the “father-daughter duo” in the oncology ward at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Sarah and John are now cancer free. 

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Each year, hundreds of thousands of individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations support the important work of Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund. With your participation, DFCI raised an incredible $168 million in our 2012 fiscal year.

From Dana-Farber; "Thank you! With your participation, we raised an incredible $168 million in our 2012 fiscal year."

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Pan-Mass Challenge

A glimpse into how one PMC team turns a negative into a positive with the spin of a wheel

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