- What is the PMC?
The PMC is a bike ride across the state of Massachusetts that raises money for cancer research. Every year, this ride raises hundreds of millions of dollars for cancer research. The PMC donates 100% of every rider-raised dollar to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Founded in 1980,the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) is an annual bike-a-thon that today raises more money for charity than any other single event in the country.
- Why are you riding for the PMC? What is your connection to the organization.
I am riding this year because there are plenty of people I know and love who’ve been affected by the disease. I heard that a couple of friends, including Matt O’Neil of The Blue Ox and Ledger Restaurant were taking the plunge this year and I decided to throw in with them.
- What is this event going to be like?
It’s my first one but I fully expect it to be NUTS. I’ve run the Boston Marathon before and I expect the crowds to be just as fun and supportive. But this will be more meaningful for me, personally, because it’s a fundraiser. I’ve never competed athletically with a goal as important as this.
- How have the local businesses supported this event?
Businesses all over the North Shore have been AMAZING in their support for our team. The list of businesses helping out is, sadly, far too long to print here but we will recognize everyone on social media over the coming weeks. People I haven’t even met before have contacted me asking how they can help. It’s enough to make me a bit misty-eyed, honestly.
- How do people find out more about the event? How can someone that is not attending support you and Matt?
Find out more about the PMC at pmc.org . Find out more about our fundraiser via the Facebook event page. If you want to support, but can’t make it, you can make a donation through our eventbrite ticket page or send a donation through our team page on pmc.org
Dan Donato of OctoCog and Matt O’Neil of The Blue Ox and Ledger Restaurant are part of a PMC team that will ride across Massachusetts this summer to raise money for cancer research. Notch Brewing, in a generous move, has donated their tap room for a one-night epic fundraiser for the team.
Notch Brewery & Tap Room Mon, May 8, 2017 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Dan Donato of OctoCog and Matt O’Neil of The Blue Ox and Ledger Restaurant are part of a PMC team that will ride across Massachusetts this summer to raise money for cancer research. Notch Brewing, in a generous move, has donated their tap room for a one-night epic fundraiser for the team. Nibbles will be available to purchase on site from Salem’s new ramen joint, Kokeshi. Matt will man the bar (all tips go to charity). We’ll have a silent auction, and teammates Scott Cody and John Harrison are putting together a number of contests for the guests including a skee ball tournament!
Although you can attend the party for free, if you decide to purchase a ticket, you will receive:
The satisfaction of donating a bit of extra money to the cause
A unique piece of swag (you don’t want to miss out on this)
VIP only raffle!
Doors open at 4pm for food and beer. Auction and contents will begin at 6pm.