Why I Hoped to Ride in 2020
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 19th Pan Mass Challenge. Would you consider donating to my ride?
Since I began my PMC journey I have raised more than $77,000 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 $717 million. Click Here to Donate.
Since 1980 the PMC has raised more than 717 Million Dollars!
$63,000,000 in 2019
2018: Honoring Brian Wright On His Birthday
July 3, 2018
A Touching Salute to Why We Ride the PMC
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 www.pmc.org to learn more.