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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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PATRIOTS PLATELET PEDALERS
$1,020,750 raised in 2015!!!
$6,281,135 Raised from 2008-2015...
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 $455 million for cancer research and treatment.
This past year, the Patriots Platelet Pedalers numbered 156 team members and raised over $1,020,750 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.
"Last year was a banner year in myeloma, with FDA approval of seven new myeloma treatments. These treatments were evaluated and validated in our laboratory, and FDA approval clinical trials were also led by our team. Our ongoing research and new findings in myeloma are continuing to further help not only patients with myeloma, but also patients with solid tumors like breast, lung, and pancreatic cancer. For example, our vaccines to stimulate an immune response against myeloma are now similarly being evaluated in women with breast cancer. The ability to develop long-term immunity agains your own cancer, just as you do after childhood vaccination against infection, may provide very durable responses in cancer. Moreover, whole new classes of medicines are being developed in our Center that could enhance this immune response. Finally, a most exciting first-in-class of medicines is being developed to turn on the cancer cells' own disposal system to degrade or dispose of those proteins in cancer cells that allow them to grow and survive. None of these advances would happen without the Patriots Platelet Pedalers heartfelt commitment and support. We and all of our patients are inspired by and most grateful for all that you do to help!!"
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 directly from our Contact-Us link.