BENEFITING: PAN MASSACHUSETTS CHALLENGE TRUST
The Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) is an annual bike-a-thon that today raises more money for charity than any other single athletic fundraising event in the country. The PMC was founded in 1980 by Billy Starr, who remains the event’s executive director, an annual cyclist, and a fundraiser. The PMC has since raised $455 million for adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) through the Jimmy Fund. In 2014, the PMC gave a record gift of $41 million. The PMC pioneered the $4 billion athletic fundraising industry and is today a model of fundraising efficiency. The event donates 100 percent of every rider raised dollar directly to the cause. In 2014, the PMC generated 53 percent of the Jimmy Fund’s annual revenue and was Dana-Farber’s single largest contributor. More than 240,000 individual contributions were made to last year’s event. My fundraising goal is set at $5,000, which 100% of donations are contributed directly to the cause. If you are interested in contributing to my goal I would greatly appreciate it, and your contributions will be going directly to cancer patient care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) through the Jimmy Fund. You can also support both my father and I by following our updates via this crowdrise page, Instagram, and/or Facebook as we continue to train for the ride in August! The 36th PMC ride is on August 1 and 2, 2015, and my father John Burke and I will be riding from Sturbridge, MA to Provincetown, MA over the course of these two days. This will be my second time riding in the event, but my first year travelling the full distance from Sturbridge to Provincetown. This will be my Dads (aka Big J's) 10th time completing the full 2 day ride, so I am lucky that he will be there to tow me once I run out of gas! Thank you for all of your support!