Saturday, August 1, 2020

“There’s a lot riding on us”

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Pan-Mass Challenge 2020 Reimagined — a virtual version of the 40-year-old bike-a-thon that raises millions of dollars each year for the fight against cancer — will get underway Saturday.

The annual bike-a-thon, which usually kicks off in Sturbridge, is going virtual for the first time due to social distancing guidelines and other protocols because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The organization’s traditional ride typically includes 12 routes spanning 25 to 192 miles over the first weekend of every August.

This year, participants will ride or show their support through individual activities — on or off the bike — with the goal of raising $41 million in support of lifesaving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The PMC donates 100% of every rider-raised dollar to Dana-Farber as its largest single contributor, accounting for 57% of its Jimmy Fund’s annual revenue."
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 There are a  number of Franklin riders, if you haven't contributed to the cause you can do so online

“There’s a lot riding on us”
“There’s a lot riding on us”

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