Pan-Massachusetts Challenge contributes a record $37 million to the Jimmy Fund.
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Sunday, December 2, 2012
(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following was submitted by Allison Epstein.) Of the $37 million raised for cancer research by cyclists of the 2012 Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, 63 Sudbury residents raised nearly $267,500. They were among the 5,234 cyclists who rode up to 190 miles over one or two days across Massachusetts to raise money for adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund. The $37 million check was recently presented to Dana-Farber. 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. The PMC, which was held Aug. 4 and 5, is the most successful single athletic fundraising event in the United …
The Sudbury resident says a recent bicycling accident won't stop him from participating in this year's fundraiser.
Bob Lee says he's been inspired by the children and staff at Children's Hospital in Boston.
Bob Lee, a Sudbury father whose daughter Mary Kate was diagnosed with Burkitt's lymphoma last year, is training for this year's Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, an annual two-day charity bike ride that will take place Aug. 6-7 and crosses the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Pan-Mass Challenge raises money for life-saving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Since its founding in 1980, the PMC has successfully melded support from committed cyclists, volunteers, corporate sponsors and individual contributors. For Bob's story, see the video above. Below is Bob's statement on his Pan-Mass Challenge page: Since July of 2010 I've had the opportunity to see firsthand the results of Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund's …