At Dick Beard Chevrolet, we love a challenge, especially if it’s a challenge that benefits our community. Take, for instance, the Pan-Mass Challenge, an amazing, organized bike-a-thon that aims to raise money for potentially life-saving cancer research. This year one of our very own employees is participating in the challenge, where their goal was to ride across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The Pan-Mass Challenge was founded in 1980. Each year, it sends 100% of the funds raised straight to the Jimmy Fund, which collects funds for Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In the last few decades, the Pan-Mass Challenge has become an increasingly popular fundraiser, and has garnered the support of bicyclists, volunteers, and sponsors from all over the country. The three-day event relies heavily on the time and commitment from a team of thousands of volunteers who man water stops, first-aid stations, and more. The cyclists who ride in the Pan-Mass Challenge will raise anywhere from $600 to $7,800 each—and get pretty fit in doing so, too.
Last year, the Pan-Mass Challenge successfully raised $47 million. We’re excited to watch this fundraiser continue to grow, and happy to support someone who is out there riding to make a difference.