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Why I Ride in 2017

My brother-in-law Brian was diagnosed with cancer in the spring of 2001. That summer, while driving home from a family vacation on the tip of Cape Cod, I saw crowds of people of all shapes, sizes and ages pedaling their hearts out to raise money for cancer research as cyclists for the two-day, 192-mile Pan-Massachusetts Challenge.  Recently, a friend of mine Bobby Mac passed away in March of 2014 from cancer.  Bobby was an avid cyclist that trained and inspired hundreds of charity riders like me.

I vowed to ride the next year and now I’m entering my 16th PMC. I’ve raised more than $64,000.

Thankfully, today my brother-in-law Brian is a two-time cancer survivor, and on August 5th & 6th, I’ll be riding 192 miles from Sturbridge to Provincetown. I need to raise $4600, and if you could donate $25.00 (or more) it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!


Since 1980, the Pan Mass Challenge has raised more than $500 Million for Cancer Research

Since 2002, your donations have helped me raise than $64,300 for cancer research by riding the PMC.

A Touching Salute to Why We Ride the PMC

Every so often, I watch this video to remind myself of why I ride the PMC. It makes me think of my family, my friends and of you…and I realize I must work to cure cancer in the way I know best: by raising money to find a cure. This disease should not burden our children; we must find a way defeat it.

You can contribute your money, your time, or both. If you don’t ride a bike, consider volunteering during PMC weekend. However, I must warn you, it might just change your life. It is a great event with thousands of volunteers and I dare say you might just be swept up in the emotion of the event for years to come. Visit to learn more.


Tony Holowitz
34 Sunset Road

Arlington, MA
Zip: 02474