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PEDALING FOR A CURE FOR CANCER. We ride because we can. We ride for those who can not. We ride because the training rides and the 192 miles on the two days of the Pan Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) are nothing compared to living with or dying from cancer.
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Kraft Family Blood Donor Center, or call 617-632-3206.
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make a donation to our team for PMC 2013.
PATRIOTS PLATELET PEDALERS
$3,784,056 Raised from 2008-2012...
Join us to help find a cure for cancer by riding your bicycle as member of the Patriots Platelet Pedalers. The team rides in the Pan Mass Challenge to raise money for cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
The Pan Massachusetts Challenge, a weekend long charity bicycle ride
to benefit Dana-Farber through the Jimmy Fund. Started in 1980, the
Pan Mass Challenge is the largest charity bicycling event in the
country, raising over $373 million for cancer research and treatment.
Last year, the Patriots Platelet Pedalers numbered 117 riders and raised over $754,000 for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. 100% of the money the team raises is earmarked for Dr. Ken Anderson, the Kraft Family Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, to support his multiple myeloma research and development of novel therapies. While the team fundraising is restricted to this research, a recent quote from Dr. Anderson explains that our fund raising helps more than just those diagnosed with multiple myeloma.
"The most recent exciting news is that one of the drugs we identified and studied both in the laboratory and clinical trials leading to its FDA approval (lenalidomide) is useful when taken on a chronic basis to prolong the time without myeloma. This assures that myeloma is a chronic illness in many, if not most, patients!! Moreover, our research on new drugs to treat myeloma has already extended not only to help patients with other blood cancers such as leukemias and lymphomas, but also to patients with solid tumors such as prostate, colon and breast cancers."
For more information on how to ride in the Pan Mass Challenge with the Patriots Platelet Pedalers, please email us at
PatriotsPlateletPedalers@gmail.com or call 781-812-8377