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PMC Winter Cycle Blog

Why I PMC - Christine St Pierre

#WhyIPMC guest blog by Christine St Pierre, 1st-year PMC Winter Cycle rider, 18-year PMC rider - Team Duncan Captain

This will be my first PMC Winter Cycle!

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Why I PMC - Stephanie Taylor

#WhyIPMC guest blog by Stephanie Taylor, 1st-year PMC Winter Cycle, 1-year PMC Living Proof Rider - Team Duncan team member

In the summer of 2023, while still undergoing treatment for breast cancer, I rode in my first Pan-Mass Challenge. When I...

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PMC Winter Cycle Returns to Fenway Park in March 2024

The PMC Winter Cycle returns to Fenway Park for its seventh year in 2024! Ride or volunteer in the PMC Winter Cycle on Saturday, March 9, 2024, in Fenway Park's 521 Overlook space.

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6 PMC Winter Cycle Riders Are Spinning in All 5 Sessions at Fenway Park

The PMC Winter Cycle is meant to be a challenge in support of a good cause: riding and fundraising for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Six riders have taken this challenge even further by committing to ride all five sessions in the 2023 PMC Winter...

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Jelenew is the Official Women's Apparel Partner of the PMC Winter Cycle

The Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) is pleased to announce Jelenew as the official women’s apparel partner of the 2023 PMC Winter Cycle. The PMC is the nation’s single most successful athletic fundraiser, having raised $900 million since 1980 in support...

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The PMC WInter cycle is back at fenway park this winter

2023 PMC Winter Cycle: February 4, 2023

The 2023PMC Winter Cyclewill be back in the winter! Join usFebruary 4, 2023, at Fenway Park to ride and raise funds for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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$2 Million Rider Registration Challenge for 2022

Announcing a new fundraising challenge issued by an anonymous PMC couple: every 2022 PMC Winter Cycle rider registration fee will be matched dollar for dollar. This challenge – which includes the Pan-Mass Challenge and PMC Kids Rides Program – could...

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Everything You Need to Know About the 2022 PMC Winter Cycle

Are you ready to ride? The 2022 PMC Winter Cycle will return to Fenway Park on Saturday, April 9, 2022!

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PMC Donates Record-Breaking $64 Million to Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund

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5 Resistance Band Exercises from Bay State Physical Therapy

There are some things that just make you feel good: the sound of your shoes clipping in, the contour of well-padded saddle, and the right fit and grip of your handlebars. The “riders high” from pumping endorphins is equally matched by the knowledge...

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Why I PMC - Robin Bernstein

#WhyIPMC guest blog by Robin Bernstein, 5-year PMC Winter Cycle Rider and PMC Volunteer

My story is very simple. I was not feeling great and noticed that my stomach was getting larger. I made an appointment to see my PCP on the Tuesday after...
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June 6 Is the New 2021 PMC Winter Cycle Date

Breaking news! We are thrilled to announce the new date for the 2021 PMC Winter Cycle: June 6, 2021!

We are thankful for your patience as we coordinated with Fenway Park to reschedule our event in support of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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2021 PMC Winter Cycle Postponed

Despite planning a small, socially distanced event, we have decided to postpone both in-person and virtual rides for the 2021 PMC Winter Cycle due to rising coronavirus cases in Boston. This decision was made in partnership with the City of Boston,...

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Matching Grant to Double the Impact of 2021 PMC Winter Cycle Fundraising

We’re excited to announce a first for the PMC Winter Cycle: This spring, a very generous anonymous donor will double the impact of the total PMC Winter Cycle fundraising with a 1:1 matching grant, up to $2 million.

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PMC Winter Cycle Exceeds 2020 Fundraising Goal

The 2020 PMC Winter Cycle exceeded its 2020 fundraising goal thanks to the efforts of the dedicated riders, volunteers, donors, and sponsors.

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Work Out at Home With PMC Winter Cycle Instructors

While you're at home practicing social distancing, you may be looking for ways to stay active while gyms and studios are closed. Luckily, PMC Winter Cycle instructors have online options for you! Check out the list below to find ways to mix up your...

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Why I PMC - Tracey Bourque

It all started about 5 years ago when I was diagnosed with Stage 2B Bulky Hodgkins lymphoma at the age of 45. I was very fortunate to find an amazing team of doctors and nurses at Dana Farber, a place that I still call home even to this day even...

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WHOOP Live to Debut at Fenway Park During PMC Winter Cycle

WHOOP, the human performance company, today announced that for the first time, WHOOP Live stats will be displayed during the PMC Winter Cycle on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Fenway Park. The sold-out indoor spinning event kicks off 2020 fundraising...

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The Pan-Mass Challenge is pleased to announce that Cambridge-based cancer genomics insights company, Foundation Medicinewill be an official sponsor of the 2020 PMC Winter Cycle. In support of the partnership, 25 Foundation Medicine employees will...

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Why I PMC - Suzanne Merritt

Just 8 years ago (in December 2011) I was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer and began my journey to remission and recover at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Less than a year after my journey began, I rode in my first PMC from Sturbridge to...

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TIEM Athletic is an official sponsor of the PMC Winter Cycle

The Pan-Mass Challenge is pleased to announce that TIEM has signed on to be an official sponsor of the PMC Winter Cycle, the organization’s indoor spinning fundraiser that kicks off fundraising efforts for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute each year.

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Why I PMC - Gary Sheehan

In April of 2007, as an otherwise healthy and active 28 year old, I was diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Thanks to decades of investment this cancer is eminently treatable and curable, and after 6 months of chemotherapy and radiation I was...

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Why I PMC - Julie Frias

Why I PMC? 

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Why I PMC - Vickie deJong Case

My original reason for riding was to raise some money for cancer research, but as the years have gone by my intentions have become very personal. As so many people can agree most everyone has been touched by cancer. Friends, family, community...

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PMC Donates Largest Gift Ever to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: $63 Million

The Pan-Mass Challenge today announced the largest financial gift ever given to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The record-breaking $63 million check exceeds this year’s $60 million goal and brings the PMC’s 40-year fundraising total to $717 million.

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PMC Winter Cycle Returns to Fenway Park in 2020

For a third consecutive year, the PMC Winter Cycle will be held at Fenway Park! Join us on Saturday, January 25, 2020, to raise money for research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Register to ride or volunteer and be part of this...

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Thank you from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Laurie H. Glimcher, M.D., President and CEO Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, sent a thank you letter to the PMC Winter CYcle Office that we want to share with all of you

I would like to congratulate you on another successful PMC Winter Cycle. What a...

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Why I PMC - Ashley Kelley

Why I PMC is a simple question to answer. I PMC for my #1 “ride or die”, my father, who is currently being treated at Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

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Why I PMC - Tracey Bourque

My name is Tracey and I am a 3yr survivor of stage 2b Bulky Hodgkins Lymphoma.

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Why I PMC - Kelli Tower

Five years ago on December 30th, I had a dermatologist appointment to check on a new mole that had showed up. I was losing sleep over it leading up to the appointment.

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WHY I PMC - Katie Smith

My 2nd Winter Cycle

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Why I PMC – Linda Adams Chateauneuf

I'm sure that my story is similar to many folks. My sister, Nancy Adams, started losing weight at the end of 2011 for no good reason. My normally strong and funny sister couldn’t eat and went into a deep depression. She figured out that she had...

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Why I PMC - Tamara Cella

guest blog by PMC Winter Cycle rider - Tamara Cella
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Why I PMC - Lauren Lenkaitis Raffoni

guest blog post by Lauren Lenkaitis Raffoni (PMC Winter Cycle instructor, 11am session)

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Why I PMC - Joe Marino

My name is Joe Marino and I’m riding in the 2018 PMC Winter Cycle event at Fenway Park, I have previously ridden in the Resolution spinning event at the George Foreman Gym. I’m also a 44 month survivor of Pancreatic Cancer. I was diagnosed on March...

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Why I PMC - Kelley Bernard

My freshman year of high school, I was an average 14 year old girl. I spent a lot of time with my 4 siblings, I danced every day at my Mothers dance school, and I played goalkeeper competitively on 2 different soccer teams. While playing winter...

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