WOW! $35 million from a bike-a-thon. Not bad for a weekend’s work by 5,000+ riders and 2,500+ volunteers. It is the single largest contribution made to the Jimmy Fund, representing almost 50 percent of the charity’s annual revenue. A long way from the first ride, 29 years ago, with 36 riders raising $10,200.
Again, every single dollar raised by riders has been donated directly to cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. That means that every single dollar that the 130 friends and family members have donated to my efforts has been given directly to the Jimmy Fund.
Dana-Farber President Edward J. Benz, Jr., MD said at the Check Presentation event last night, “When they write the book on how cancer was beaten, the riders of the PMC will be in the first chapter”.
I had the tremendous honor of being able to attend this event. I will post a picture later on, as soon as I can figure out how to get it off my new phone. Let me tell you – I really wanted to go on a bike ride after last night’s event.
Official PMC Post: http://panmasschallenge.wordpress.com/2008/11/07/pmc-donation-in-the-news/