Pan-Mass Challenge announces record-setting gift to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, bringing the 35 year total to $455 million

On November 8, 2014, the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) announced a record gift of $41 million to support adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund, bringing the PMC’s 35-year Jimmy Fund contribution to $455 million. This is the largest sum ever raised by a single athletic fundraising event.

This total was raised by 5,500 cyclists who participated in one of the PMC’s twelve routes on Aug. 2 and 3, 2014. The annual bike-a-thon attracts riders from across the world, 300 of whom are cancer survivors or current patients. Cyclists commit to raising between $500 and $5,000, minimums exceeded by ninety percent of riders; one-third raise more than twice the amount required.

Read the entire November 8, 2014 press release.