The Pan-Mass Challenge, presented by the Boston Red Sox Foundation and New Balance, is the nation's original fundraising bike-a-thon, and today raises more money for charity than any other athletic fundraising event in the country. A model of fundraising efficiency, the PMC has donated 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar directly to cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute since 2007.
People travel from around the world to participate. Thousands of riders and volunteers have lost loved ones to the disease and still more ride in honor of those in treatment. Over 900 PMC riders and volunteers make up the PMC Living Proof community who were previously treated or are undergoing treatment. The camaraderie shared by riders, volunteers, and supporters is so strong that even the doctors at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute join their patients as teammates, riding toward a unified goal.
Since its 1980 inception, the PMC has contributed $654 million to lifesaving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
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