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188 New Hampshire Locals Cycle Toward Record-Breaking $70 Million Fundraising Goal in the 2023 Pan-Mass Challenge

Residents will pedal up to 211 miles to raise funds for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

      NEEDHAM, MA – On Aug. 5 and 6, more than 6,000 riders from around the globe, including 188 residents from New Hampshire, will pedal in the 44th Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC). These cyclists will come together with the common goal of raising a record-breaking $70 million for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Dana-Farber). If achieved, this would be the single-largest gift Dana-Farber has ever received, bringing the PMC’s total contribution in the fight against cancer to $970 million since 1980.

      As the nation’s single most successful athletic fundraiser, the fully supported bike-a-thon includes one and two-day routes, from 25 to 211 miles, designed to cater to all levels of cycling and fundraising ability. For the 17th consecutive year, 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar will be donated directly to Dana-Farber to support lifesaving cancer research and treatment. The PMC accounts for more than 60 percent of the Jimmy Fund’s annual revenue as Dana-Farber’s largest single contributor. 

      Riders and volunteers will travel from 43 states and 8 countries to participate in PMC Ride Weekend festivities in Massachusetts. Most participate in honor of a family member or friend fighting cancer, and 950 riders and volunteers are cancer survivors or current patients, considered Living Proof® of the PMC mission. There are also 150 Dana-Farber employees committed to the cause as riders and volunteers, in some cases to fund their own cancer research.

      Registration for PMC 2023 is open through July 6. Join riders from your community in the fight against cancer by registering for one of the following routes still available:

  • 25 & 50-Mile Routes (1-Day, 25 or 50 Miles; Sunday, August 6):

    • Starting and finishing in either Wellesley or Foxboro, these Sunday routes are perfect one-day options for those passionate about giving back.

  • Wellesley Century Ride (1-Day, 100 Miles; Sunday, August 6):

    • The Wellesley Century route is a popular option for riders looking to challenge their endurance in a one-day format while making an impact in the fight against cancer.

  • Reimagined Ride (Rider’s Choice Mileage/Timing):

    • PMC Reimagined riders can ride wherever and whenever they want – except for the PMC routes on PMC weekend. This option is intended to provide flexibility for those that want to contribute to the fight against cancer without specific time or mileage constraints. 

      The PMC is co-presented by the Red Sox Foundation® and M&T Bank. To make a financial contribution to a rider from your town or to register as a rider, visit, or call (800) WE-CYCLE. Connect with #PMC2023 on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn.

Thank you to the following riders from New Hampshire:

Amherst (2):  Christopher George and Ben Osterholtz

Mont Vernon (1):  Tony Albright

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