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Read stories from Pan-Mass Challenge riders and volunteers about why they PMC, stay up to date on PMC news, learn about upcoming events and more!

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Charles River Apparel Is an Official Sponsor of the PMC

Jun 1, 2020 11:29:42 AM

The Pan-Mass Challenge is excited to announce that Charles River Apparel is an official sponsor of this year’s PMC, which has been reimagined due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The PMC raises more money for charity than any other athletic fundraising event in the country, donating 100% of every rider-raised dollar directly to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to support life-saving cancer research and treatment. In 2019, the PMC donated $63 million to Dana-Farber, bringing its 40-year contribution to $717 million.

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Get Ready! Introducing Plans for PMC 2020 Reimagined

May 28, 2020 1:53:38 PM

A Message to PMC Riders

As you know, on May 1, we announced that the traditional Pan-Mass Challenge will be “reimagined” for this year. Since then, the PMC staff has been hard at work creating new tools and experiences designed to excite our riders and raise as large a gift as we can for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. To paraphrase our announcement in The Boston Globe, “PMC 2020 may be reimagined, the need to raise funds for life-saving cancer research and treatment is very real.”

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Why I PMC - Amy Oliver

May 27, 2020 4:51:48 PM

#WhyIPMC guest blog by Amy Oliver, 2-year participant

I ride for my guardian angel (always) and I ride because I almost couldn't (again)! My statement for the 2018 PMC and now again in 2020!

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Why I PMC - Sandra Orangio

May 20, 2020 5:15:10 PM

#WhyIPMC guest blog by Sandra Orangio, 1st-year rider, Team BMW

I lost my husband, Mario, two years ago to pancreatic cancer. He was the fire chief of the Watertown Fire Department for 13 years and served the department for 29. 

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Why We PMC - Ally & Courtney Boli

May 13, 2020 3:07:17 PM

#WhyIPMC guest blog by Ally Boli & Courtney Boli, 3-year riders, Team Kevin Fitz

In early 2017 our mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and after a short month of relief she was back to battling metastatic breast cancer. Over the past three years we have watched her endure countless tests, multiple rounds of chemo, clinical trials, and a handful of surgeries while always continuing to fight.

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Why I PMC - Ed Shapiro

May 6, 2020 6:18:04 PM

#WhyIPMC guest blog by Ed Shapiro, Living Proof, 1st-year rider

Although, I have been a Cyclist  for the past 40 years this is the 1st year I will be riding  the PMC. Like many of you,  the scourge of cancer has either threatened me personally or someone near and dear to me. Indeed, on the day I registered to ride this year's PMC, 2 close friends related to me ongoing battles with the disease. Wilder Mid April (3)

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