The Pan-Massachusetts Challenge is full of amazing riders and volunteers who all have wonderful stories to share.
Meet some of our riders (and support them in the PMC at http://www.pmc.org) as they have been featured in some prominent local media coverage:
Brothers Anthony, 22, Matt, 20, and Mike, 16, will ride the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge in honor of their father, Tony, 52, a two-time nasal cancer survivor who was treated at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. “I was pretty young the first time my dad was diagnosed so I didn’t really understand, but the second time was much harder,” says Matt. “My siblings and I helped out a lot and we had family members chip in, but my mom, who is an angel, was able to take care of my sick father while raising seven children.” Read about the Galluzzo’s in the Eagle Tribune and watch their story on NECN.
Corrine McCabe is a first time PMCer, riding one year after her daughter, Kayleigh, bravely beat cancer and was PMC Pedal Partner. They had such a great experience as a Pedal Partner family, Corrine decided to join Team LEGS this year. Read her story in the MetroWest Daily News.
The Boston Globe featured this heartwarming story about PMC Kids Ride star Emma Zeiger, who remembers her dad through cycling and fundraising.
Another PMC kid is all grown up. Read this story about Ryan Wilkinson, who started the first kids ride in his hometown. Ryan is headed to college this fall.
The Daily News Transcript reports on this new PMC team, called Team Vlad. A group of doctors, nurses and staff from Brigham & Women’s will ride and raise money in honor of their mentor, Dr. Vlad Formanek, who is battling cancer. And here’s more on Team Vlad from NECN.