Pan Mass Challenge again…redux

CIMG1088, originally uploaded by erikorama.

It’s that time of the year again. Starting fundraising activities for the Pan Mass Challenge. Pasted in below is the email I sent out to folks asking them to support me in this year’s ride:

Dear Friends,

I’m participating in the Pan Mass Challenge for the fifth time this summer. Last year’s event raised over $30 million for the Jimmy Fund, which in turn supports cancer research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. It is the single largest contribution made to the Jimmy Fund, representing almost 50 percent of the charity’s annual revenue.

The 2-day, 192-mile bike ride (not a race!) from Sturbridge, MA to Provincetown, MA, will again take place the first weekend in August. While it is in fact an individual athletic event, it is in spirit a huge community gathering. More than 5,000 riders will participate this year. They are helped on their way by 2,800 volunteers. And all the PMC folks are in turn supported by citizens who line the route across Massachusetts to cheer on everyone. Of course we’re also supported by people like you who have donated money in previous years to help in the fight against cancer.

I hope you can do so again. (And if you haven’t donated before, please consider helping us this year.)

To donate online, go to this address:

My donor ID is EH0050.

Thank you for your generosity. (100 percent of your donation is tax deductible.)

If you prefer to donate by check, please make it out to “Jimmy Fund” or “PMC” and mail it to me at the address below. If you’ve got any questions, please email me:
erik [at] erikhansen [dot] com

You can get more information about the Pan Mass Challenge at this web address:

My photos from the 2009 ride can be found here:

Thank you again for your support.


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