Fourteen local riders to participate in PanMass Challenge
Fourteen Tri-Town riders will be among the more than 6,000 riders who will pedal in the Pan-Mass Challenge, a bike-a-thon with one and two-day routes on Aug. 6 and 7 from 25 to 210 miles.
Riders from Marion are: James Forker, Sarah Poulin, Jamey Shachoy and Bill Tilden.
Mattapoisett participants are Robert Inches, Jill Inches, Elizabeth Richardson and Lisa Winsor.
Rochester riders are: Debora Bacchiocchi, Sarah Bernier, Sheila Kozlowski, Calib LaRue, Keith Riquinha and Lazaro Rosa.
The goal of the ride is to top last year’s record-breaking gift and raise $66 million for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, according to information provided by the Pan-Mass Challenge.
The Pan-Mass Challenge is the nation’s single most successful athletic fundraiser, donating 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar to Dana-Farber as its largest single contributor. The proceeds account for 55 percent of its Jimmy Fund’s annual revenue.
Since the start of the covid-19 pandemic in early 2020, the ride has raised more than $114 million for Dana-Farber, bringing its 42-year contribution to Dana-Farber to $831 million.
The 2022 event will include 16 routes – from 25 to 210 miles – designed to cater to all levels of cycling and fundraising ability. Most participate in honor of a family member or friend fighting cancer and more than 800 riders and volunteers are cancer survivors or current patients.
More than 150 Dana-Farber employees are committed to the cause as riders and volunteers as well, in some cases to fund their own cancer research.
The Pan-Mass Challenge is presented by the Red Sox Foundation and M&T Bank. To make a financial contribution to a rider or to register as a rider, visit www.pmc.org, or call (800) WE-CYCLE. Connect with #PMC2022 on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.