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ornoth ADMIN July 23, 2008
Welcome to the pan_mass Flickr group. This is a centralized place for posting and viewing photos related to the Pan-Mass Challenge, as well as a spot for discussion throughout the year.

If you're involved in the event in any way -- as a rider, sponsor, or supporter -- feel free to join the community and add your existing photos from previous years to this collection.

I hope you have a fabulous and personally rewarding PMC experience this year, and I look forward to seeing everyone's photos!

Group Description

This community is for photographs taken during -- and discussions pertaining to -- the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, an annual charity bicycle ride that raises money for cancer research, treatment, and prevention at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Past, current, and prospective PMC riders, volunteers, sponsors, and supporters are all welcome to post, read, and participate in this group.

The PMC is an annual bicycle ride that raises money for the Jimmy Fund, which is the fundraising arm of Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. DFCI provides expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer while advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer and related diseases.

Founded in 1980, the PMC now raises over $30 million each year, comprising half of the Jimmy Fund’s annual income. A quarter million people sponsor riders.

The PMC raises twice as much money as any other athletic fundraiser in the nation. It also has extremely low overhead; with 100% of every dollar raised by riders going directly to the Jimmy Fund.

Approximately 5,500 riders and 2,700 volunteers participate in the PMC each year. There are several routes to choose from, but the classic ride runs 192 miles from Sturbridge to Bourne to Provincetown over the course of two days in early August.

Being a PMC rider takes stamina, strength of will, and the ability to overcome pain. However, those attributes are demanded in much greater quantities every day from cancer victims and their families. When we ride, we are demonstrating our willingess to lend our strength to those who are in need of it.

Someday, we will live in a world free of cancer, and we’re getting closer by the mile.

Please note: This community is not owned by, sponsored by, or directly affiliated in any way with the Pan-Mass Challenge organization, the Jimmy Fund, or the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Any opinions or information presented in this journal are nothing more than representations of each individual poster’s beliefs.

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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