The 2013 Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) raised $39 million for adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. The 2013 fundraising total is $2 million more than the PMC gave in 2012 and brings its 34-year Jimmy Fund contribution to $414 million.
July 31, 2013
Writer-rider spins story of the Pan-Mass Challenge
Ken Brack had never ridden in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) before 2012, but the experience felt familiar, considering he had already written the book — literally — on America's most successful athletic fundraiser. Brack, who again will tackle the PMC with his wife on Aug. 3 – 4, is author of Closer By the Mile, which chronicles the event's history.
The 2012 Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) raised $37 million for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund. The 2012 fundraising total is $2 million more than the PMC gave in 2011 and brings its 33-year Jimmy Fund contribution to $375 million.
November 11, 2011
Pan-Massachusetts Challenge Gives $35 million to Jimmy Fund
The Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) presents a check for $35 million to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. The 2011 fundraising total is $2 million, or 5.7 percent, more than the PMC gave in 2010 and brings its 32-year Jimmy Fund contribution to $338 million.
August 8, 2011
For Lance and fellow riders, PMC proves cycle of life
Motivation is never a problem for riders in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) each August. This past weekend's participants, however, received an extra dose of inspiration from a first-time rider: Lance Armstrong.
July 27, 2011
Lance Armstrong to ride the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge
Cancer survivor Lance Armstrong will ride from Sturbridge to Bourne and has committed to raising at least $6,000 for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber through the Jimmy Fund.
November 12, 2010
Pan-Massachusetts Challenge gives $33 million to Jimmy Fund
On Nov. 12, the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) will present a check for $33 million to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The funds raised by the cyclists in the 2010 PMC bring the organization's 31-year Jimmy Fund giving total to $303 million.
December 5, 2009
Pan-Massachusetts Challenge gives $30.4 million to the Jimmy Fund
The 2009 Pan-Massachusetts Challenge has contributed $30,384,200 to adult and pediatric cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its August cycling event. The funds raised by the 4,937 cyclists in 2009 brings the organization's 30-year total Jimmy Fund gift to $270 million.
August 20, 2009
84 miles, 6 wheels, 3 people, and 1 determined mom
Julie Haley-Cairns was diagnosed with a grade 3 brain tumor in 2005. Her husband and sister rode in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge to help fund treatments for this rare disease, and in turn, potentially help his Julie's recovery.
September 29, 2009
A historic journey: PMC riding high after raising $270 million in 30 years
Three decades after he started the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, executive director Billy Starr has raised nearly $270 million through the PMC, which has become the largest athletic fundraising event in the U.S.
November 6, 2008
Pan-Massachusetts Challenge gives $35 million to the Jimmy Fund
The Pan-Massachusetts Challenge raised a record-breaking $35 million for adult and pediatric cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, $2 million more than it raised in 2007.
June 19, 2008
Three generations of Smiths turning PMC gears
Rescheduling family vacations and get-togethers during the first weekend in August is not uncommon for the Smith family. The date has been a staple on the family calendar, reserved for the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC), a two-day, 190-mile, bike-a-thon, that raises money for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund.
June 16, 2008
Zipcar training for Pan-Mass Challenge
This summer, supporting the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) is as simple as getting behind the wheel. Zipcar, the world's largest car-sharing company, today announced it is wrapping six Scion xB's, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the PMC. This promotion is part of Zipcar's sponsorship of a 16-cyclist PMC team.
April 9, 2008
Medfield neighbor to ride PMC in Ninos' memory
Meg Ninos was the neighborhood favorite. Her bubbly personality and warm smile lit up many backyard barbeques, play dates and block parties in the Medfield neighborhood where she lived. As a hardworking, single mom raising a seven-year-old daughter, Ninos grew her support system through her neighbors and friends, adopting them as family.
March 10, 2008
Paul Schaye, 10-year PMC cyclist and a cancer "Thriver"
Paul Schaye founder and director of the New York-based mergers and acquisitions firm is channeling the same focus he has used to run this business and manage his hobby as an extreme sports athlete to manage his treatment for a rare, stage four stomach cancer, and raise money for research to cure the disease.
February 25, 2008
Three friends bike cross-country for the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge
For three men, the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC), the nation's pioneer charity bike-a-thon that raises more money than any other athletic event in the country, begins some 4,000 miles from the official starting line.
January 28, 2008
Team Kevin Fitz rides in memory of state rep to raise money for cancer research through the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge
If Kevin Fitzgerald was alive today and knew of the plans his friends and family were making to ride in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge in his memory, he'd likely be proud of them for working together to do something that benefits others.
December 17, 2007
A walk in the woods leads to nation's most successful bike-a-thon
Surprisingly, it was a cold, wet, and often lonely walk in the woods that inspired the philosophy behind the nation's original fundraising bike-a-thon for charity, the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge.