Charlestown Residents to Participate in the Reimagined 2020 Pan-Mass Challenge

On Saturday, Aug. 1, more than 10,000 participants, including 47 participants from Charlestown, will virtually take part in the reimagined 2020 Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) with the goal of raising critical funds for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Dana-Farber).

The organization’s traditional ride, which typically includes 12 routes spanning 25 to 192 miles over the first weekend of every August, will be transformed into a virtual experience on Saturday, August 1, 2020, following an Opening Ceremonies television broadcast to kick things off on Friday, July 31. PMC 2020 Reimagined will remotely bring together thousands of riders, volunteers, donors and supporters from around the globe to virtually celebrate the spirit of PMC weekend while making an unparalleled impact on the fight against cancer. Many participate to honor a family member or friend who has battled cancer, while more than 940 riders and volunteers are cancer survivors or current patients themselves—considered Living Proof® of the progress made in cancer research and treatment.

“As we prepare for PMC 2020 Reimagined, we are grateful for the continued support from our growing community,” said Billy Starr, founder and executive director of the PMC. “It is thanks to the unwavering passion and commitment of our riders, volunteers, donors and sponsors that the PMC can continue to make tangible impact on advancements in cancer research and treatment, even through this difficult time. We look forward to having old and new participants join us on August 1, bound together by our dream of a world without cancer.”

While this year’s PMC will be different in its execution, the organization and its community remains fully committed to its fundraising efforts in support of life-saving cancer research, treatment and care at Dana-Farber. One hundred percent of every rider-raised dollar is donated directly to Dana-Farber through the its fundraising arm, the Jimmy Fund, accounting for more than 57 percent of the Jimmy Fund’s annual revenue In 2019, the PMC donated a record-breaking $63 million to Dana-Farber, bringing its 40-year contribution to more than $717 million. 

Thank you to the following participants from Charlestown:

•        Lindsay Bernard

•        Noah Kaufman

•        Rachael Barry

•        Nell Beattie

•        Rebecca Beyer

•        Laura Biszko

•        Allyson Boli

•        Carolyn Bothwell

•        Justin Bourke

•        Dana Burke

•        Sue Burke

•        Chris Canton

•        Tiffany Chag

•        Leslie Checkman

•        Joseph Coote

•        Rob Cronin

•        Bill Doherty

•        Kelsey Doherty

•        Deborah Evans

•        Alec Finigan

•        Kevin Finnegan

•        Kelly Flynn

•        Emily French

•        Julia Gaynor

•        Maria Hanlon

•        Jen Hansen

•        John Harding

•        Caroline Keaveney

•        Roslyn McLean

•        Dave Micalizzi

•        Christy Mihos

•        Kelly Milanette

•        Rosalia Milone

•        Graham Nelson

•        Rebecca Norton

•        Harry Ostrander

•        Brad Peterson

•        Margaret Reilly

•        Keelin Salisbury

•        Jim Silva

•        Raymond Sleight

•        Maureen Sleight

•        Daniel Smith

•        Joseph Smith

•        Kathleen Tucker

•        Edward Wasniewski

•        Valena Wright

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