Article: World’s Most Successful Athletic Fundraiser Pan-Mass Challenge Celebrates Milestone 40th Ride

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World’s Most Successful Athletic Fundraiser Pan-Mass Challenge Celebrates Milestone 40th Ride

PRNewswire, 03 August 2019

Today, the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) embarked on its 40th ride, with more than 6,700 cyclists from 43 states and 12 countries committing to pedal various distances across Massachusetts throughout the weekend. These cyclists are coming together with the common goal of raising an unprecedented $60 million – $4 million more than last year’s gift – for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Dana-Farber). If achieved, Overstock.com CEO and PMC rider, Patrick Byrne, has pledged an additional $1 million donation to the cause, bringing the organization’s 40-year contribution to more than $715 million. The PMC, which raises more money for charity than any other single athletic event, donates 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar directly to Dana-Farber as its largest single contributor, accounting for more than 54 percent of the annual revenue of its Jimmy Fund. Continue reading “Article: World’s Most Successful Athletic Fundraiser Pan-Mass Challenge Celebrates Milestone 40th Ride”

Article: PMC Increases Goal to $60 Million with $1 Million Challenge from Patrick Byrne

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PMC Increases Goal to $60 Million with $1 Million Challenge from Patrick Byrne

Pan-Mass Challenge, 13 May 2019

After 20 years away, Patrick Byrne returned to the Heavy Hitter stage Friday night and did what he does best: he raised the ante. At the close of his comments to 700 Heavy Hitters assembled at the InterContinental Boston, Byrne declared that if the PMC raises $60 million – $2 million more than the posted $58 million goal – he would kick in an additional $1 million! The crowd voted “yes” with their applause. Continue reading “Article: PMC Increases Goal to $60 Million with $1 Million Challenge from Patrick Byrne”