Reimagined: Team South Shore Health Goes Virtual for the 2020 Pan-Mass Challenge!

While the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) may look and feel a little different this year, Team South Shore Health riders are ready to pedal in support of patients battling cancer!

On August 1 and 2, the team will ride virtually – continuing their promise to fundraise for cancer care services and programs on the South Shore.

“This will be my 35th year riding the PMC and I wouldn’t miss it for the world,” said Len Bicknell, a Marshfield resident and rider for the team. “I lost my father to cancer in 1989. Since then, I became a warrior, determined that I would ride this event and raise as much money as I could to help fight this terrible disease. Despite the change to ride virtually, my hope is as strong as ever that our support will help patients battling cancer.”

This year’s team includes 23 committed cyclists who are working hard to fulfill and exceed their fundraising goals in support of present and future patients seeking world-class care closer to home.

“The funding we receive from Team South Shore Health is critical to the operations and to so many other programs at our Cancer Center,” said Jen Croes, Executive Director of the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center in clinical affiliation with South Shore Hospital. “It is truly remarkable to have a team of dedicated cyclists willing to ride virtually for us! We are incredibly grateful for their unwavering support!”

Last year, Team South Shore Health raised more than $180,000 for cancer care services and programs on the South Shore. The record-setting amount was enough to push the team’s collective four-year fundraising total to more than $650,000.

Cancer remains the leading cause of death in Massachusetts and the single biggest health threat to the South Shore’s 725,000 residents.  As a result, South Shore Health has developed a top quality program in response to high patient demand for world-class cancer care close to home.  

The Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center in clinical affiliation with South Shore Hospital provides world-leading cancer care programs to our southeastern Massachusetts communities. Experts from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and South Shore Hospital provide services in the Center.

This unique clinical collaboration among the three organizations makes it possible to offer many advanced cancer treatments, including groundbreaking clinical trials. 

If you are interested in supporting and learning more about Team South Shore Health, please visit the Pan-Mass Challenge page on our website, or contact Michelle Hunt at (781) 624-8210 or mhunt [at] southshorehealth.org () for more information.