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COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Response

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The Pan-Mass Challenge is closely monitoring COVID-19 updates and public health information from leaders in infectious diseases.

The PMC is considering every factor that could impact the quality and safety of PMC weekend (August 1 and 2, 2020) and will continue to share updates with riders, volunteers, and the entire PMC community on a regular basis.

Event Updates & Statements

The PMC is sharing updates with the PMC community by email, social media, and blog posts. Find all announcements at pmc.org/blog or below.

 

 

Special Message from Billy Starr and Laurie Glimcher, MD from Pan-Mass Challenge


 

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How You Can Help – Emergency Response Fund

Cancer patients need our help, now more than ever.

The Pan-Mass Challenge is committed to giving $4 million of its unrestricted funds by May 1 to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Emergency Response Fund. Read the full announcement from PMC Founder and Executive Director Billy Starr here.

If you know a PMC rider, click Donate to a Rider to support their fundraising. If you do not know a rider and would like to support the PMC's fundraising for Dana-Farber, click Donate to the General Fund.

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The Emergency Response Fund will support: 

  • Unanticipated additional costs to keep cancer patients safe and prevent infection as they receive lifesaving treatments;
  • New expenses for telemedicine technology that allows patients and families to visit with their Dana-Farber care team virtually;
  • Pressing financial strains felt by patients and caregivers who lose employment or experience disruptions in dependent care due to school and other closures;
  • Flexible funding for research and care due to the cancellation or postponement of hundreds of spring fundraising events benefitting Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund; and
  • Obtaining additional personal protective equipment and supplies to keep staff and patients safe.

The information about what the Emergency Response Fund will support was provided by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is providing regular updates regarding COVID-19 on its website, including about its visitor policy, waiting area, FAQs, and more.

Recent Updates from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

  • Donors Needed at Kraft Family Blood Donor Center (March 30, 2020)
    All of the blood and platelets collected at the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center and on the Blood Mobile benefit patients at Dana-Farber and Brigham and Women's Hospital.

  • FAQs for Cancer Patients on the Coronavirus (March 21, 2020)
    As with many public health issues, the coronavirus outbreak may pose special risks for some cancer patients. The situation regarding COVID-19 is rapidly evolving; for the latest information, be sure to seek out reputable sources of information, such as the CDC.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the PMC staff at panmass@pmc.org or 781-449-5300.