2023: My 22nd 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. We also lost his wife, Maryellen to cancer this winter. Another good friend of mine is ill with cancer. I do it for her.
My PMC journey started 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 22nd Pan Mass Challenge. Would you consider donating to my ride?
Since I began my PMC journey, I have raised more than $104,000; this year, I have committed to raising $6000. The PMC donates 100% of every rider-raised dollar directly to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Since its inception in 1980 the PMC has raised $900 million. Click Here to Donate.
In 2022 the PMC Raised $69,000,000. Since 1980 the PMC has raised 900 Million Dollars!
2018: Honoring Brian Wright On His Birthday
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