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On Friday May 6, 650 PMC Heavy Hitters attended a special evening honoring Dr. Edward Benz for his 16 years at the helm of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and hearing about how the funds raised by PMC riders have enabled physician/scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to be world leaders in oncology research and treatment. 

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New riders are invited and encouraged to attend one of the orientation sessions.  Also open to alumni riders who would like a refresher!

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The PMC generates media attention to help riders fundraise and attract new riders. People who read, hear or watch stories about PMC riders, are much more likely to get involved and/or contribute to the cause.

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Ed Walsh was a Hodgkins lymphoma survivor who rode in the PMC for 16 years and raised more than $100,000 for Dana-Farber.  Last May, he began to have heart trouble as a result of the radiation that was part of his cancer treatment in 1995.  He had by-pass surgery, and still managed to ride a moderate route of the PMC last August. “I spent most of the ride trying to rein him in, and keep him on a slower pace,” says Ed’s wife, Mary Walsh of Hamilton, Mass. “The PMC was such a big part of his life.”

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After cycling hundreds of miles and raising thousands of dollars for cancer research, four -time PMC cyclist Chris Nikolis is inspiring a new generation to follow in his tracks. On Saturday, May 11, he will host the second annual PMC Suffield Kids Ride at McAlister Intermediate School, in Suffield, CT.  

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We checked in with Diane and Terry Barter, PMC - Provincetown Family Finish site coordinators, and asked them to tell us what are the highlights of the Provincetown Family Finish.  

Here is what they told us:

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Bill Alfano

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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