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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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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.

02-12-2017 KFBDC Donor Recognition Brunch - Keynote by Dr. Ken Anderson and Feb, 2020, Dan Kraft.

PATRIOTS PLATELET PEDALERS

$1,200,001 raised in 2020!!

$12,231,196 raised in the last 13 years...

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 $767 million for cancer research and treatment.

In 2020 the Patriots Platelet Pedalers didn't let the COVID-19 pandemic slow us down. Although the PMC was REIMAGINED we numbered 204 team members, the LARGEST TEAM to ever ride in a PMC, and raised over $1.2 million 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 fundraising helps more than just those diagnosed with multiple myeloma.

In these unprecedented times of COVID-19 pandemic disease and discord in our country, the Patriots Platelet Pedalers truly represent all that is good in this world. Their heartfelt commitment, kindness, and support of our clinical and research efforts represent the epitome of caring for one another and helping those in need. Due to their unwavering commitment to our mission to develop new and potentially curative therapies for myeloma, we have together brought several novel targeted and immune therapies from the laboratory to the clinic and FDA approval in the past year. These new treatments will benefit not only patients with myeloma but also patients with cancers of the breast cancer, lung, pancreas, and prostate. Importantly, we can now use our laboratory and animal model systems to rationally define more potent and safe combinations of targeted and immune therapies that achieve more long-lasting durable responses by eradicating cancer on the one hand, and restoring the patients’ own immune responses against their cancers on the other.

As we begin another year of pedaling with renewed hope for a return to normal life with family, friends, and each other, please know that your efforts represent a beacon of hope and health for patients and their families around the world. The Patriot Platelet Pedalers are true champions and heroes to patients and their families, as well as an inspiration to researchers and caregivers alike! Finally, COVID19 has highlighted the tragic disparity of access to health care in our country, and we are proactively working with the FDA to assure that all patients have access to the transformative new medicines that we develop together. 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 patriotsplateletpedalers@gmail.com or call Gary Brodsky, team captain at 781-812-8377.