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2021: My 20th PMC

In August of 2017, my brother-in-law Brian passed away from long-term complications related to his 16 year battle with cancer. Brian is the reason I started riding the Pan Mass Challenge (PMC) and he will continue to be my motivation as I ride in his memory in the future.  This year, a good friend of mine is ill with cancer.  I do it for her.

My PMC journey started the in the summer of 2001. Brian was in the hospital in Boston and I was on vacation with my wife and three children in Truro, Massachusetts. Truro is on Cape Cod about 5 miles before Provincetown. As we departed our vacation early on Sunday morning and drove up Route 6 heading towards Boston, we passed hundreds of Pan Mass Challenge riders as they cycled towards Provincetown to complete their two-day, 192 mile journey raising money to fight cancer.

It was at that moment I vowed to ride the PMC the following year, and I have been doing it ever since 2002. This August, I will be riding in my 20th Pan Mass Challenge.  Would you consider donating to my ride?

Since I began my PMC journey I have raised more than $90,000 and this year I have committed to raising $5000. The PMC donates 100% of every rider-raised dollar directly to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Since its inception in 1980 the PMC has raised $767 million.  Click Here to Donate.

Since 1980 the PMC has raised more than 767 Million Dollars!

$50,000,000 in 2020

2018: Honoring Brian Wright On His Birthday

July 3, 2018

You have helped me raise more than $90,000 since 2002. Thank You!

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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