Pan-Mass Challenge Bikers Raise Millions For Cancer Research And Treatment

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PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Thousands of cyclists put their pedals to the metal as the 43rd Annual Pan-Mass Challenge begins to wrap up day two.

The Pan-Mass Challenge raises money for cancer research and treatment for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

This year's fundraising goal is $66 million, which would set a record since the ride was founded. The annual bike-a-thon raises more money for charity than any other single athletic fundraising event in the country, according to PMC officials.

Photo: Courtesy of Griffin McKeown

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"PMC has always been about hope, health and humanity and it has always been needed. In these times people want to be a part of something good and that makes a positive impact," Billy Starr, Founder and Executive Director of the Pan-Mass Challenge, said on the organizations website.

Riders do not need to be expert bikers to participate. PMC has sixteen different routes that range from 25 to 116 miles with different difficulty levels. On Saturday, bikers started in either Wellesley or Sturbridge and finished in Bourne. Then on Sunday, riders started in Bourne, Wellesley, or Foxboro and finished the challenge in either Provincetown, Wellesley and Foxboro.

People who wanted to participate, but are unable or do not want to bike, can fundraise virtually as well.

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