Hello Friends & Family,
Here’s hoping everyone is staying safe and remains in good shape despite all that has happened this year. It’s been quite the year so far… 2020 may be a year to move on from. Unfortunately, we can’t say the same about cancer.
If you have not yet heard: The 2020 Pan-Mass Challenge has been REIMAGINED. Unsurprisingly, the enormous group ride has been canceled due to COVID-19, but the spirit of the PMC is certainly as strong as ever. COVID-19 has stopped a lot of things but cancer is not one of them. Those of us on Bikes Fight Cancer will continue to FUNDRAISE this year for Dana-Farber and will still each complete our own individual version of the PMC ride. It's sad to see the annual traditions set aside this year, but right now I’m excited to come up with my own epic route to ride on the first weekend of August!
As a team, we struggled with how to best approach fundraising. We know so many people and so many small businesses are hurting — our in-your-face raffle peddling didn’t seem quite as appropriate this year. Instead, we’ve expanded our online store with tee shirts, sweatshirts, and long sleeves and are asking for any donation that people are comfortable giving this year.
If there’s any good news for the PMC this year, it’s that they have removed all fundraising minimums and have opened registrations up indefinitely! That means if you were ever thinking about joining Bikes Fight Cancer and the PMC, now would be a great time! It’s completely free to sign up as a virtual rider (heck, we are all virtual riders this year!). Raise what you can and ride where you want to! If you’d like more info, just let me know.
For the past 6years, you guys have been AMAZINGLY supportive of my PMC rides. For my 7th year, if you are able to, please consider continuing that support with either a donation to my PMC account and/or purchasing an item in our online store. Either option is awesome! Thank you so much in advance!!!
BFC online store:
BFC website (freshly re-designed this winter):
Thanks again, let’s help out Dana-Farber!!!