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Babson College Hosts 34th Annual Pan Mass Challenge - Aug. 3-4, 2013

Babson College will once again host the annual Pan Mass Challenge to support the bike-a-thon that today raises more money for charity than any other single athletic fundraising event in the country.

The 34th annual PMC is Aug. 3 and 4, 2013 with Babson College as an official starting line in Wellesley.

The PMC was founded in 1980 by Billy Starr, who remains the event’s executive director, an annual cyclist, and a fundraiser. The PMC has since raised $375 million for adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund. In 2012, the PMC gave a record gift of $37 million.

The fully supported bike-a-thon — with food and water stops, mechanical and medical assistance, luggage transportation, and lodging — runs through 46 towns across Massachusetts. Approximately 5,500 cyclists ride in the event and choose from 11 routes of varying mileage designed to cater to all levels of cycling strength and fundraising ability.

Riding in the PMC is a way to channel physical, mental and emotional energy into something much greater than the athletic accomplishment that is gained by riding up to 192 miles. PMC cyclists use their strength to help those who cannot. With each mile pedaled, the PMC brings researchers closer to finding cures for various types of cancer that affect millions of people each year.

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By Barbara Spies Blair | 8/1/2013 12:00 AM