Kensington residents Rich Crowe and John Ladd will be among the more than 6,000 riders from around the globe who will pedal in the 44th Pan-Mass Challenge, Aug. 5 and 6 in Massachusetts.
Riders and volunteers will travel from 43 states and eight countries to participate in PMC Ride Weekend festivities. The bike-a-thon includes one- and two-day routes, from 25 to 211 miles, designed to cater to all levels of cycling and fundraising ability.
The cyclists come together with the common goal of raising $70 million for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Most riders and volunteers participate in honor of a family member or friend fighting cancer, and 950 riders and volunteers are cancer survivors or current patients.
“The steadfast commitment of the PMC community year after year continues to inspire me,” said Billy Starr, founder and executive director of the Pan-Mass Challenge. “With our sights set on a record-breaking fundraising goal for PMC 2023, I’m grateful for the continued support from all PMC riders, volunteers, donors, and sponsors and I can’t wait to see everyone out on the road together this August.”
To make a financial contribution to a rider from your town or to register as a rider, visit pmc.org, or call 800-WE-CYCLE. Connect with #PMC2023 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.