The Pan-Mass Challenge is pleased to announce that Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (“Takeda”) will be sponsoring this year’s PMC ride for the first time to support work towards cures for cancer. For over a decade, Takeda employees have participated in the PMC – this year, Takeda is sponsoring the Wellesley hub site, where thousands of PMC riders start and end their ride during PMC Ride Weekend. The PMC, which raises more money for charity than any other single athletic fundraiser, donates 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar directly to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to support lifesaving cancer research, treatment, and care.
“Cancer profoundly changes the lives of patients and their families, and it is critical that, as a community, we continue to advance research and provide support to those affected by this disease,” said Fatima Scipione, head, Oncology Patient Advocacy and Engagement, Takeda Oncology. “The Pan-Mass Challenge is an incredible collaboration between riders, volunteers, fundraisers and sponsors that strive to make an impact in the fight against cancer. Takeda is proud to expand our multi-year involvement and sponsor the Pan-Mass Challenge this year to support doctors and researchers with the ultimate goal of curing cancer.”
PMC 2021 will take place on Saturday, August 7, and Sunday, August 8, bringing together thousands of riders, volunteers, donors and sponsors with the common goal of raising $52 million for Dana-Farber. More than 6,000 cyclists from 47 states and 11 countries will cycle up to 211 miles during the two-day bike-a-thon across Massachusetts.
“We are thrilled to expand our relationship with the Takeda team welcoming them not only as riders, fundraisers and volunteers, but also as our new Wellesley hub site sponsor,” said Billy Starr, Founder and Executive Director of the PMC. “Rooted in their mission to provide better health for our communities, Takeda’s ongoing partnership with the PMC both as participants and as a major sponsor speaks to the organization’s dedication to the fight against cancer.”
Since 1980, the PMC has raised $767 million for Dana-Farber as its largest single contributor, accounting for more than 64 percent of its Jimmy Fund’s annual revenue. To learn more about the PMC, register as a rider or to make a financial contribution, visit pmc.org, or call (800) WE-CYCLE. Connect with #PMC2021 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.