UPDATED July 28: The following plea seeking support for his effort in the Pan Mass Challnge (PMC) is from Officer Mike Hogan and K9s of the Arlington Police Department. He is among 46 Arlington residents riding.Officer Mike Hogan with Eiko

This August, I am proud to say, I will have the privilege of riding in the Pan Mass Challenge for the 10th time. 

Thank you for the outpouring support thus far. I have been practicing hard, riding more than 1,200 miles in my training so far.

Thank you to all who have donated, any amount is greatly appreciated. One hundred percentof all donations go directly to Dana-Farber Cancer Institiute. 

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PMC donations are tax-deductible, and 100 percent will go to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

The PMC's tax ID /EIN number is 04-2746912.

The Pan-Mass Challenge only uses your personal information to thank you and will not share it with any other organizations.

46 residents cycle toward $66m goal for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in PMC

On Aug. 6 and 7, more than 6,000 riders, including 46 riders from Arlington, will pedal in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), a bike-a-thon with one and two-day routes from 25 to 210 miles, with the goal of topping last year’s record-breaking gift and raising $66 million for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Dana-Farber).

The PMC 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, 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 fundraising 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.”

PMC 2022 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, considered Living Proof® of the PMC mission. 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 PMC is presented by the Red Sox Foundation® and M&T Bank. To make a financial contribution to a rider from your town, visit www.pmc.org, or call (800) WE-CYCLE. Connect with #PMC2022 on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn.

Thank you to the following riders from Arlington:

This plea was published Tuesday, July 19, 2022, and was updated July 28, with a news release from Porter-Novelli, a public-relations company.