Partner, Howard Stempler rode in the 2019 PanMass Challenge. Since it began, cyclists have ridden to raise and contribute $654 million to cancer research. Howard rode in over two day 192-mile ride from Sturbridge to Provincetown.
The Pan-Mass Challenge raises money for life-saving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through an annual bike-a-thon that crosses Massachusetts. Since its founding in 1980, the PMC has successfully melded support from committed cyclists, volunteers, corporate sponsors and individual contributors. Established by Billy Starr in 1980 and under his direction, the PMC has grown considerably and consistently from its modest beginnings into an event that draws 6,700 cyclists from 43 states and 12 countries.
Today, the Pan-Mass Challenge raises more money than any other athletic fundraising event in the country. The PMC generates more than 55 percent of the Jimmy Fund’s annual revenue and it is Dana-Farber’s single largest contributor.
The professional team is made up of 10 full-time and one part-time staff, and is supported by a 14-person Volunteer Head Staff; a 12-person Board of Directors; 6,340 cyclists; 4,000 volunteers; 47 communities; 200 companies, which donate $5 million worth of merchandise and services; and more than 227,000 individuals who support PMC cyclists.
For more information on the Pan Mass Challenge, visit their website: https://www.pmc.org/