The PMC (Pan-Mass Challenge) is an annual bike-a-thon that raises funds for cancer research and patient care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, located in Boston, Massachusetts. It is one of the largest and most successful athletic fundraising events in the country.
The PMC was founded in 1980 and has since grown into a massive event, attracting thousands of cyclists and volunteers every year. Participants in the PMC commit to riding various routes that cover different distances across Massachusetts. These routes range from 25 to 192 miles, allowing participants of all skill levels to take part in the challenge.
The PMC’s mission is to provide hope and support to cancer patients and their families while raising money to fund groundbreaking cancer research and innovative treatments at Dana-Farber. Since its inception, the PMC has contributed hundreds of millions of dollars to the fight against cancer, making a significant impact in the battle against the disease.
Riders who participate in the PMC commit to raising a minimum amount of money as part of their registration. They reach out to friends, family, and supporters to sponsor their ride and contribute to the cause. This fundraising model has been highly successful in generating substantial funds for cancer research and care.
The PMC is not just a bike ride; it is a community-driven event that brings together people from all walks of life who are united in the fight against cancer. The event is known for its inspiring stories of cancer survivors, dedicated participants, and the generous spirit of the community that rallies behind this important cause.
Remember that specific details and schedules for the PMC may vary from year to year, so it’s best to visit the official Pan-Mass Challenge website for the most up-to-date information on the event. Please be prepared for traffic from the cyclists and for their support teams on Sunday as they pass through Eastham, MA on their way to Provincetown.