The Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC), is the nations original fundraising bike-a-thon and today raises more money than any other single athletic fundraising event in the country. The PMC is a model of fundraising efficiency. The PMC donates 100% of every rider-raised dollar directly to cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund.
The PMC is so well-known in cycling and fundraising circles that each year people travel from around the world to participate. PMC has grown considerably and consistently from its modest beginnings into an event that draws more than 5,000 cyclists, who hail from 36 states and eight countries.
Now in its 30th year, the PMC raised over $30 million from the efforts put forth by PMC cyclists on August 1 and 2, 2009. The camaraderie shared by riders, volunteers, and supporters is among the PMC's greatest attributes. The PMC has contributed $270 million to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute since its 1980 inception. The PMC is considered among the leanest of fundraising organizations in the nation today.
"MWare understands the PMC mission. They helped us translate our business model to the web and the back office in ways that have increased our fundraising and improved our operational efficiency."
David Hellman, Senior Vice President of Operations