It’s that time of year again- the Pan Mass Challenge, an intensive bike-a-thon that raises money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute – 100% of every rider-raised dollar goes to Dana-Farber.

“On August 7-8, 2021 the PMC community will come together from all corners of the world with one mission: raise funds for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Together, we will get closer by the mile to a world without cancer.”

Started in 1980, this annual fundraiser has raised millions and helped even more. Their mission? Push a little harder to increase their goal to beat last year’s goal.

Our very own Curtis Whitney participates annually, and this year was no different. Supporting the community has always been at the heart of the J.M. Whitney family, and we sure are proud of all the volunteers and supporters who came out to show their support.

“Over 260,000 supporters contribute to the PMC’s gift annually making up 64% of the Jimmy Fund’s annual revenue. 100% of every rider-raised dollar goes directly to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.”

Please consider donating to the PMC through Curtis Whitney’s fundraising page this year.

To look up ways to give and more information about this challenge and the Dana-Farber institution, visit our fundraising call-to-action on the J.M. Whitney Facebook Page here, visit or directly to Curtis Whitney’s fundraising page. 

Before singing off, read this word from founder and executive director, Billy Star.

You know from news coverage that Covid-19 cases are on the rise, even among those who have been vaccinated. We at the Pan-Mass Challenge remain committed to staging a safe PMC 2021 for riders, volunteers, and the towns that host us. As a reminder, this year’s PMC weekend activities are being held entirely outdoors and are designed to minimize the density of participants on and off the bike. While masks are not generally required during PMC weekend, you must wear them in changing tents, on ferries, and when receiving any roadside or medical assistance.

Of special interest to those volunteering or finishing in Provincetown, yesterday the town select board passed an indoor mask mandate. This is the 42nd year that Provincetown has welcomed the PMC and so we cannot overemphasize the importance of our riders and volunteers demonstrating full compliance with this mandate when in town.

Lastly, the PMC has instituted a mask mandate at the Needham headquarters for all staff, volunteers, and visitors so that we are in the best possible position to run a safe and successful ride weekend on August 7 and 8.

Thank you for your ongoing support and your perseverance in our shared fight against cancer,

Billy Starr
Founder/Executive Director


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