Since 2004, John Hancock employees have been participating in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) by volunteering, riding or fundraising for life-saving cancer research.
Founded in 1980, the Pan-Mass Challenge raises money for life saving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through an annual bike-a-thon that runs through 46 towns across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
In 2011, John Hancock entered into an official corporate partnership with PMC, and in 2012, became the official sponsor of the PMC Pedal Partners Program. The PMC Pedal Partner program, is an inspiring way for PMC cyclists to connect with pediatric oncology patients of the Jimmy Fund Clinic - the very children that benefit from the funds raised by the PMC. Through the program, registered PMC teams are matched up with and ride in honor of Jimmy Fund Clinic patients or Pedal Partners. PMC cyclists report an increased motivation for training and fundraising as a result of these relationships.
In addition to being the official sponsor of the PMC Pedal Partner program, John Hancock employees are very active in their support of the cause. On a corporate level, Team John Hancock riders have raised over $1 million in total funds during the 12-year history of the team. Many John Hancock employees also lend a hand by volunteering at the Pedal Partner tent and other stops along the routes during PMC weekend.
The PMC is a model of fundraising efficiency, with 100% of every rider-raised dollar going directly to the cause.
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