Barrington residents will ride in Pan-Mass Challenge

PMC raises money for cancer research and patient care

Posted 7/22/22

More than two dozen Barrington residents will pedal in this year’s Pan-Mass Challenge, a bike-a-thon that raises money for cancer research and patient care. 

The Barrington riders are: …

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Barrington residents will ride in Pan-Mass Challenge

PMC raises money for cancer research and patient care

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More than two dozen Barrington residents will pedal in this year’s Pan-Mass Challenge, a bike-a-thon that raises money for cancer research and patient care. 

The Barrington riders are: Garrett Ames, Jillian Balzano, Daniel Butts, David Cambria, Steve Cohan, Eve Formisano, Jason Graveline, Mark Hoder, Chris Jensen, Kedrik Knight, Matt Leffers, Michael Marra, Doug Mayhew, Trevor Miller, David Monti, Claire Moscrop, Maura Mulligan McCrann, Matthew Parker, Christopher Patton, Peter Ramsden, Michael Reuter, Brian Rua, Paul Salem, Mike Sarette and Chip Wilkerson.

The Pan-Mass Challenge, set for Aug. 6 and 7, is the nation’s single most successful athletic fund-raiser, donating 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar to Dana-Farber as its largest single contributor, accounting for 55 percent of its Jimmy Fund’s annual revenue. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, the PMC has raised more than $114 million for Dana-Farber, bringing its 42-year contribution to Dana-Farber to $831 million.

“We’re coming off of a record-breaking fund-raising year for Dana-Farber, and we’re thrilled to be ‘back in the saddle’ this summer, bringing our PMC community together for our first traditional PMC weekend since 2019 with our sights set on making an even bigger impact in the fight against cancer,” said Billy Starr, founder and executive director of the PMC. “We are so inspired by the dedication of our riders, volunteers, donors, sponsors and community members throughout the last two challenging years and can’t wait to see everyone on the road this August for the 43rd PMC.”

This year’s Pan-Mass Challenge includes 16 routes — from 25 to 210 miles — that cater to all levels of cycling and fund-raising ability. Most cyclists participate in honor of a family member or a friend who is fighting cancer. 

In Barrington, there is a group of cyclists called the Fraid Knots, who have been riding in the Pan-Mass Challenge for years. The group also recently hosted a special Kids Bike Ride event, which served as a fund-raiser. 

To make a financial contribution to a rider from Barrington or to register as a rider, visit www.pmc.org, or call (800) WE-CYCLE.

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