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2017

$90,151 Smackeroos!

Yeeehaw! We’ve got another record team donation! Bikes Fight Cancer has delivered a whopping $90,151 to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the 2018 Pan-Mass Challenge. We are incredibly proud of this accomplishment – all of the credit goes to the generous support of so many people and organizations! Our business sponsorship is as strong as ever and our annual calendar raffle ran like gangbusters!

This year, our team of 12 PMC veterans welcomed a lone rookie rider named Chris Smith. He jumped head first into the group ready to fundraise and ready to challenge us on every training ride. Honestly, we were all pretty fortunate that Chris let us tag along with him; it’s ridiculous how fast he can climb!

While PMC weekend was filled with many memorable moments across the state, the one that stands out the strongest was the surprise reception we received at our water stop at the Palmer Public Library. We knew some family members would be there to greet us but the volume of cheers and the sight of home-made signs from all of the Palmer Summer Rec Campers was incredible to say the very least. Thank you so much to the counselors who made this possible. It’s hard to express how much that truly meant to us.

We would also like to thank the Journal Register for not only covering our Friday water stop here in town, but for also joining us at the early 5:30am start in Sturbridge on Saturday. The “magic” that is the PMC is best captured in person and Wyatt Aloisio went above and beyond in his coverage this year.

Thank you all so much for another great year and of course thanks to April for many of the photos below!

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