This weekend I'll be riding in the Pan-Mass Challenge, a two-day, 5000-rider, 200-mile bicycle ride that is the granddaddy of all athletic fundraisers. You can get a taste of past years' rides here and here. Billy Starr, the ride's founder, was profiled in the Boston Globe this week — check that out too.
This year's goal is a $30 million gift to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute's Jimmy Fund. Money is a little tighter than usual all around this year, so please pitch in and sponsor my ride — help me help the Dana Farber. Thanks to corporate partnerships and sponsorships, 100% of all contributions made go directly to the Jimmy Fund.
For a twitter-sized window into the PMC weekend experience, please follow the livetweeting right here on HealthBlawg, or follow tweets at the #pmc hashtag in your reader of choice starting Friday afternoon, and running through Sunday. I'll be tweeting along the way, and many others will be, too. Tweets will be archived here after the ride. You can also tune in to an inspirational kickoff broadcast on NECN Friday night at 7, and check in for updates at NECN throughout the weekend. Maybe the video will inspire you to contribute. To quote one of the PMC slogans: "Let's Make Cancer History!"