DELOITTE RETURNS AS SPONSOR OF THE 2019 PAN-MASS CHALLENGE

Needham, MA – January 31, 2019 – The Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) is pleased to announce that the professional services firm Deloitte will return as a sponsor for this year’s PMC ride. Deloitte will join the organization’s community of impassioned cyclists, volunteers and generous donors to support the shared goal of one day eradicating cancer. As part of its sponsorship, Deloitte professionals will band together to ride the 192-mile route, while also volunteering at the Franklin Water Stop.

“I am thrilled to welcome back Deloitte as a sponsor of this year’s ride,” said Billy Starr, Pan-Mass Challenge founder and executive director. “We are grateful to have continued support from likeminded partners like Deloitte as we look towards our 40th ride this summer with the intention of once again increasing our impact in the fight against cancer.”

“Deloitte is proud to support efforts that produce meaningful results for our community, and it’s hard to find a better example than the PMC,” said Kevin McGovern, Deloitte’s managing partner for New England and a 17-year PMC rider. “This event is amazing in its ability to bring people and organizations together around the single goal of driving cancer research and treatments forward.”

The PMC is the nation’s most successful athletic fundraising event, raising and contributing more money to charity than any other. August 3 and 4, 2019 marks the 40th PMC, where more than 6,300 cyclists and 4,000 volunteers will participate in the two-day bike-a-thon with the goal of raising $58 million to support patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. One hundred percent of every rider-raised dollar goes directly to the cause. If accomplished, this fundraising goal will bring the organization’s 40-year contribution to more than $712 million. The PMC is Dana-Farber’s largest single contributor, raising more than 55 percent of the Jimmy Fund’s annual revenue.

To learn more about the PMC or to make a financial contribution, visit http://www.pmc.org, or call (800) WE-CYCLE. Connect with #PMC40 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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About The Pan-Mass Challenge

The Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) is an annual bike-a-thon that has raised more money for charity than any other single athletic fundraising event in the world. The PMC was founded in 1980 by Billy Starr, who remains the event’s executive director, an annual cyclist and a fundraiser. The PMC has since raised $654 million for adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund. The event donates 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar directly to the cause. The PMC generates more than 55 percent of the Jimmy Fund’s annual revenue and is Dana-Farber’s single largest contributor. The PMC has successfully melded support from committed cyclists, volunteers, corporate sponsors and individual contributors. All are essential to the PMC's goal and model: to attain maximum fundraising efficiency while increasing its annual gift. The PMC’s hope and aspiration is to provide Dana-Farber's doctors and researchers with the necessary resources to discover cures for all cancers. For more information on the Pan-Mass Challenge, log onto www.pmc.org.

About Deloitte

Deloitte provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax and advisory services to many of the world’s most admired brands, including more than 85 percent of the Fortune 500 and more than 6,000 private and middle market companies. Our people work across more than 20 industry sectors to make an impact that matters — delivering measurable and lasting results that help reinforce public trust in our capital markets, inspire clients to see challenges as opportunities to transform and thrive, and help lead the way toward a stronger economy and a healthy society. Deloitte is proud to be part of the largest global professional services network serving our clients in the markets that are most important to them.  

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