BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. -- Two Bergen County residents are in a race against cancer.
On Aug. 5 and 6, Donald Doraski of Allendale and Nicole Aubuchon of Waldwick will cycle up to 192 miles in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) with the goal of raising $48 million for critical research and cancer care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
During PMC weekend, more than 6,200 cyclists from more than 40 states and eight countries will travel to Massachusetts to participate in the PMC, choosing from 12 routes of varying mileage that run through 46 towns.
Cyclists are anywhere between 15 and 84-years-old and range from seasoned triathletes to weekend warriors.
Many riders participate in the PMC to honor a family member or friend lost to, or being treated for, cancer. More than 820 riders and volunteers are cancer survivors or current patients, considered “Living Proof” of the PMC mission to find a cure.
The average cyclist trains for three months, solicits 40 sponsors and raises more than $7,000.
According to a press release, no other single athletic event raises or contributes more money to charity than the PMC. Since 1980, the PMC has raised $547 million dollars for Dana-Farber through the Jimmy Fund, its fundraising arm.
Go to www.pmc.org for more information.
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