This August, Papa Bradstein will ride 200 miles across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 2 days to help fight cancer. You can join his fight at TeamBradstein.com
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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. The PMC donates 100% of every rider-raised dollar to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. (The registration fee I pay and corporate sponsors cover all overhead and administrative costs.)
You read that correctly, EVERY DOLLAR YOU DONATE GOES TO FIGHTING CANCER.
EVERY. SINGLE. ONE.
So what are you waiting for? Join the fight today!
You supply critical funds that enable the work of both the brightest minds in science and the most talented clinicians caring for patients confronting cancer.
Your financial contributions have helped Dana-Farber Cancer Institute rank as the #1 cancer center in New England by U.S.News & World Report for 11 consecutive years. In 2011, Dana-Farber logged 212,916 adult and pediatric outpatient visits and 140,725 infusion treatments. Dana-Farber also offered 694 clinical trials that opened doors to new treatments for adult and pediatric patients.
Thanks to your support, Dana-Farber continues to make strides in the fight against cancer.
In 2011, we:
Launched Profile, the nation’s most comprehensive cancer medicine research effort, with clinical partner, Brigham & Women’s Hospital. This initiative tests all consenting patients’ tumor tissue for nearly 500 cancer-causing mutations in 41 cancer genes, generating data to help us better understand the causes, treatments, and prevention of cancer
Received FDA approval for the use of ipilimumab, the first drug approved for advanced melanoma in more than a decade
Opened the doors to patients at our new Yawkey Center for Cancer Care, a state-of-the-art facility designed for our patients, by our patients
Pioneered the use of ESRA-C (Electronic Self-Report Assessment-Cancer), a first-of-its-kind computer program that helps patients track their symptoms and allows doctors to monitor them between appointments
Received the highest ranking—4 stars—from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent evaluator of non-profit organizations for our ongoing commitment to maintaining a low cost-of-funds-raised and fiscal responsibility