Four years ago, the Woolf children, of North Easton, Mass., lost their beloved grandfather, Alan Goldring, who was fighting cancer. They are looking to bring their bicycles, vocals, drums, keyboards and electric and bass guitars to a PMC Kids Ride to raise money and awareness for cancer research and treatment as their father, Greg, cycles in the adult ride, in Alan’s honor.
On Dec. 30, 2007, after watching her father battle leukemia for two years, Heather Hobler, 53, of Mattapoisett, lost him to the disease. Within a month, she was diagnosed with cancer herself. Hobler was grieving her father as she was dealing with her own treatments for a rare form of breast cancer. As a widow and mother determined to remain strong, she needed an outlet to channel her emotions.
A quarter of a century is how long Bill Snapper, 53, of Holliston, Mass. has been riding in and raising money for the Pan-Mass Challenge. He first achieved Heavy Hitter status in 1998 and has since continued to be a top fundraiser for the annual bike-a-thon, to date raising nearly $163,900 for the cause.
Thank you for making the 34th annual Pan-Mass Challenge the most successful PMC yet. In 2013, more than 5,500 cyclists representing 38 states and five countries rode one of 11 routes over one or two days through 46 towns and cities in Massachusetts.
The countdown to registration for the 35th annual Pan-Mass Challenge has begun
As the New Year approaches, it’s time to start spinning your wheels into PMC gear. Registration for the 35th annual Pan-Mass Challenge, set for August 2 and 3, 2014, will open in January. For a list of specific dates that apply, please see below:
On Thursday December 5th, a diverse group of PMC riders and volunteers gathered at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to reconnect with members of the PMC family and explore the very institution in which the annual bike-a-thon has supported for the last 34 years.
As Thanksgiving approaches, many Americans have only two things on their mind: turkey and football. But for PMCers like Team Patriots Platelet Pedalers, the largest PMC team of cyclists sponsored by the New England Patriots, this week is a time to reflect on good health, loved ones, the support of the Kraft Family and the places they have been, including along the 190-mile PMC route.