The Core of the PMC Mission
When cyclists register for the PMC, they are signing up for a fundraising mission first, and a bike ride second. PMCers take this commitment seriously. Almost 35% of all PMC cyclists achieve "Heavy Hitter" status.
Raising money for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is the core of the PMC mission. Since 2007, 100% of every dollar PMC cyclists raised goes directly to the Jimmy Fund. Since 1980, the PMC has contributed $375 million, which finances research in its earliest stages. Known as "seed money", PMC funds enable clinicians and scientists to pursue innovative research that has the potential to achieve the results that will warrant National Institutes of Health (NIH), or other private and government grants. In so many cases, this early support has fostered the development of some of the most important advances made in cancer research.
The PMC relies on riders, virtual riders, and corporate sponsors to meet our annual fundraising goal. We do our best to provide you with the latest fundraising tools so that you can embark on an easy and successful fundraising campaign. To learn how you can help raise donations, check out our Fundraising Tools and Tips page.
Fundraising Minimums and Commitment
The fundraising minimums are dependent on the routes that you choose and your age group. To learn more about the fundraising minimums for each route, registration fees, and dates, go to our Fundraising Minimums page. To view our Fundraising Agreement and Liability Release, click here.
Making Fundraising Deposits
For instructions on making deposits, click here.
Heavy Hitters are an invaluable asset to the PMC since their fundraising represents more than half of our annual gift to Dana-Farber. To learn more about Heavy Hitters, click here.
Virtual riders are also an integral part of the PMC. For information about virtual riders, click here.
Inividual riders and/or teams may choose to restrict their fundraising to a specific fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. To learn more about restricting your fundraising, click here.
The PMC's tax ID / EIN number is 04-2746912
No one is permitted to use the PMC tax ID # to open bank accounts for fundraising or any other purpose.