Pan Mass Challenge Weekend

A Massachusetts institution, the Pan Mass Challenge rolls off this weekend. Now with 9 routes and both U.S. Senators participating, the event is in its 31st year. The goal this year: to raise $31 million for cancer research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. 5,200 riders will hit the roads this Saturday and Sunday, chances are you know one of them. Read more at and support your local PMC rider.

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Pan Mass Challenge: Registration Open Today

Pan Mass ChallengeRegistration for all riders opens today for the Pan Massachusetts Challenge, the nation’s largest cycling fundraiser event. Even in tough economic times, the PMC raised over 30 million dollars for cancer research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute last year. The “classic” route, which I’ll be tackling for the 10th time this year, starts in Sturbridge, MA and ends in Provincetown, MA. The ride is just under 200 miles and takes two days to complete. Over the years the event has expanded to include multiple routes (there are now 9). Each is a different length, covers different terrain and carries different fundraising requirements, but all contribute in a meaningful way to cancer research.

The beauty of the event, which has always been tremendously efficient, is that in recent years 100% of rider-raised dollars go to cancer research. Rider registration fees and corporate sponsors cover operating expenses to make this possible.

The event is uniquely inspiring and has a tremendous impact on progress toward treatment – and hopefully ultimately a cure – for cancer. Go to the PMC website at and learn more.

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