PATRIOTS PLATELET PEDALERS

$1,510,567 raised in 2023 !!

$16,679,682 raised since 2008

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 $900 million for cancer research and treatment.

In 2023, the Patriots Platelet Pedalers and the PMC were back in full force. We numbered 190 team members. The largest team to participate in the 2023 PMC. We raised our second-highest total ever, $1,510,587.  100% of the money we raise is earmarked for Dr. Kenneth 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 solely for this research, a recent quote from Dr. Anderson on November 15, 2023, explains that our fundraising helps more than just those diagnosed with multiple myeloma.

"The Patriot Platelet Pedalers have fast-forwarded our progress in bench-to-bedside research to develop new treatments in multiple myeloma. There are now 16 new classes of agents comprising 32 FDA-approved treatments, including three new immune therapies in the past year. As a result, the outcome for myeloma patients has been transformed, and many patients now have a normal lifespan. Besides this progress, the PPP's heartfelt commitment has allowed our Center to train generations of new cancer researchers and caregivers who now lead efforts in our country and worldwide. To ensure that all patients can benefit from our scientific and clinical advances, our Center has led efforts to avoid disparity in access to care. Most importantly, the advances in myeloma have informed treatment advances in more common cancers, like breast, lung, pancreatic, and prostate, as well as inflammatory and infectious diseases.

In a time of discord and turbulence in this world, the PPP team is the best example of selfless commitment and heartfelt desire to make the world a better place for others. Your remarkable efforts represent a beacon of hope and health for patients and their families worldwide. Please know that you are true champions and heroes to patients and their families, as well as an inspiration to researchers and caregivers alike. We send our heartfelt admiration and thanks for your steadfast commitment to our mutual goals".

For more information on riding with the Patriots Platelet Pedalers please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call Gary Brodsky, team captain at 781-812-8377.

http://www.dana-farber.org/How-to-Help/Donate-Blood-and-Platelets.aspx

Video montages from PPP rides and events.

PPP Video Gallery

Photos from various PPP rides and events.

PPP Photo Gallery

Why we wear #22. The story of Ron Burton.

Why we wear #22

The story of Kellie Bresnehen, a patient.

Kellie's Story

2021 Weekend Ride Photos.

2021 Ride Photos

Donate / Ride

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 Mass Challenge (PMC) are nothing compared to living with or dying from cancer. Click to join our team or to make a donation. Thank You!

Donate Platelets

Blood Centers Have Constant Need For Life-Saving Platelet Donations. Watch the Patriots Platelet Pedalers in action at the Kraft Family Donor Center.

Click here for information on donating platelets at the Kraft Family Donor Center. Or call 617-632-3206.