PMC Heavy Hitters – riders and virtual riders – are the PMC's top fundraisers. They exceed their fundraising commitment to reach the annually determined Heavy Hitter level.
Fundraising by PMC Heavy Hitters represents over half of the PMC’s annual gift to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. They are recognized for their fundraising through:
Registration for the PMC opens to Heavy Hitters during an exclusive registration period. The PMC guarantees the chosen route and return transportation during this time. (*Fast ferry reservations cannot be guaranteed.)
The 2021 Heavy Hitter period was open to 2019 and/or 2020 Heavy Hitters.
Recognition During PMC Weekend & in the PMC Yearbook
Heavy Hitters are recognized for their fundraising efforts in the annual PMC Yearbook and on their PMC weekend registration materials (including name badge and bike tag).
PMC Heavy Hitter Evening
Heavy Hitters are invited to a special event held to honor their fundraising contributions and the celebrate the progress being made at Dana-Farber.
2021 Heavy Hitter Level
2021 Heavy Hitter Top 10% Level
2021 PMC Heavy Hitter Gift
This year's PMC Heavy Hitter Gift is a custom Charles River Apparel Adventure Jacket embroidered with the PMC 2021 Heavy Hitter logo.
Heavy Hitter Teams
In addition to rider’s achieving Heavy Hitter status, PMC teams can also attain Heavy Hitter status. A PMC team will be considered a Heavy Hitter team when the following criteria are met:
Heavy Hitter teams must raise the Heavy Hitter minimum ($9,000 average per rider) as a group. Everyone on the team's fundraising will count towards the total, but will only be divided by the number of riders (excluding Babson Sunday One-Day, Virtual Riders, Reimagined Riders, and PMC Winter Cycle riders). For example, a 10-member team, of which 3 are Babson Sunday One-Day Riders, raises $65,000. The calculation would be $65,000 ÷ 7 = $9,286.
Heavy Hitter teams must have at least five members (including registered riders and virtuals) and raise at least 5 times the Heavy Hitter level of $9,000 = $45,000.
Each Heavy Hitter team member must reach his or her own fundraising minimum by the fundraising deadline.