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Guilt-free Fall Shopping

Vineyard Vines Grand-opening at Chestnut Hill Mall Benefits the PMC

Come have a whale of a good time and celebrate the grand opening of Vineyard Vine’s newest store at Chestnut Hill Mall, while shopping for your favorite cause.

Ten percent of all sales will directly benefit the Pan-Mass Challenge and an additional 10% will be taken off the total purchase. Attendants will have the opportunity to rub elbows with Vineyard Vines co-founders, Shep and Ian Murray, while enjoying spirits, hors d’oeuvres and live music.

Tackle holiday shopping early, bulk up your fall wardrobe or come enjoy the festivities. All are welcome. The Whalecome Party will kick-off on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Chestnut Hill Mall, 199 Boylston Street, second level between Ann Taylor and Banana Republic Women.  

RSVP required, first 50 patrons to register get a free gift! For more details see below:

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Landry’s Marketing Rides

Looking to learn new ways to promote your PMC fundraising while you train for the ride? Join Landry’s Marketing Rides to network with local advertising and marketing professionals during a bike ride with Landry’s marketing director, Jack Johnson.

Cyclists will discuss marketing strategies, advertising and promotional ideas with marketing professionals, and learn about Landry’s business and its success in the biking industry.

Landry’s Marketing Rides are scheduled once a month from May through October on the Minuteman Bikeway in Arlington Heights. Riders are required to bring their own bikes, gear, and helmets. The ride is about 13 miles and will take about one-and-a-half hours to complete at a casual pace. For more information about the Minuteman Bikeway, visit http://www.minutemanbikeway.org.

The next rides are scheduled for Wednesday, May 23 and Thursday, June 14 at 3:45 p.m. on the Minuteman Bikeway in Arlington Heights.

Landry’s Marketing Rides are also posted on Landry’s Event Calendar.

PMCers interested in joining Landry’s Marketing Rides can email Jack Johnson at jjohnson@landrys.com to RSVP and for more information including future dates and meeting locations. Landry’s is the PMC’s lead bike-shop sponsor.

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PMC Sunday Route to go through Gillette Stadium and Patriot Place

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Hundreds of cyclists will ride through Patriot Place, the gateway to Gillette Stadium, during this summer’s Pan-Massachusetts Challenge.

The new finish line and waterstop at Patriot Place represent the partnership between the New England Patriots and the Pan-Mass Challenge. The Patriots have sponsored a 125-member team in the PMC for the last four years

The newest of the 11 PMC routes – a 25-mile, Sunday ride that starts at Babson College in Wellesley – will finish at Patriot Place. The site will also serve as a waterstop for cyclists who ride Sunday’s 50-mile loop and those who will ride the two-day route that finishes at Babson College in Wellesley.

The PMC is the nation’s most successful athletic fundraising event, annually raising more money for charity than any other. Since its 1980 inception, the PMC has raised and contributed $338 million to cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

“The new, world class finish line and waterstop will make the ride more exciting and user-friendly for those who ride our 25- and 50-mile Sunday routes and for Babson College finishers,” says PMC Founder and Executive Director Billy Starr. “We are grateful to the New England Patriots for extending their hospitality and are excited to further strengthen our relationship with the team.”

Riders will enter Patriot Place through Putnam Parkway, a private entrance to the stadium grounds.

“Patriot Place is a great location for friends and family to gather and cheer on PMC riders,” says Brian Earley, general manager of Patriot Place. “It is a lively and fun atmosphere with plenty of parking and many attractions. Patriot Place is a great fit for the PMC and we are happy to support the event and its fundraising efforts for Dana-Farber.”

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