Pan-Mass Challenge Awards $45 Million to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Pan-Mass Challenge Awards $45 Million to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

The has announced a $45 million donation to the in support of cancer research and patient care at the .

Raised by a record six thousand cyclists — including six hundred cancer survivors — through PMC's annual bike-a-thon, the funds bring to nearly $500 million the organization's total support for Dana-Farber since 1980, the largest sum ever generated by a single athletic fundraising event. PMC is Dana-Farber's largest single contributor, raising more than 50 percent of the annual revenue of the Jimmy Fund, which was established in 1948 to support adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber.

"We are astounded by the PMC's unparalleled support and ability to continuously raise the bar with each and every ride weekend," said Dana-Farber president and CEO Edward J. Benz, Jr. "The PMC makes it possible, through their generous donations, for Dana-Farber to push the envelope in developing cutting-edge research and providing the most specialized patient care. These investments can be seen coming to life every day in the halls at Dana-Farber. The PMC has made and will continue to make a lasting, and very tangible, impact for our hospital and the cancer community worldwide."