Pan-Mass Challenge

World's Most Successful Bike-a-thon, the Pan-Mass Challenge, Kicks Off 2022 Ride to Raise Record-Breaking $66 Million for Cancer Research

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Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 2:30pm

BOSTON, Aug. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7, the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) will bring together more than 6,300 registered riders from around the globe for its 43rd ride with the goal of raising a record-breaking $66 million for cancer research and patient care at the world-renowned Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. 

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  • If the PMC achieves its goal of raising $66 million this year, it will bring its total contributions to more than $897 million since 1980.
  • Cyclists from 8 countries and 43 states will participate in this year's ride, many in honor of a family member or friend fighting cancer.
  • The PMC has since raised $831 million for adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund.
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is one of the world's leading centers of cancer research and treatment.

Valvoline Instant Oil Change℠ supports cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 4:04pm

We are excited to participate in this program once again this year, said Don Smith, CEO of Henley Enterprises, Inc, the largest franchisee of Valvoline Instant Oil Change .

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  • We are excited to participate in this program once again this year, said Don Smith, CEO of Henley Enterprises, Inc, the largest franchisee of Valvoline Instant Oil Change .
  • The Jimmy Fund has long been a pillar in our community, and the work they do to support cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is remarkable.
  • Founded in 1989, Henley Enterprises, Inc. is the largest Valvoline Instant Oil Change franchisee.
  • The Jimmy Fund ( www.JimmyFund.org ) solely supports Bostons Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world.

National Non-Profit, Founders First CDC, To Award Another Round of Grants to Texas Businesses

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Friday, June 24, 2022 - 1:38pm

DALLAS, June 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Founders First CDC, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that empowers expansion in diverse founder-led, revenue-generating businesses, announced the second wave of its Job Creators Quest Grant which will award $100,000 to support minority and underrepresented business owners throughout the state of Texas. The grant opened for submission today and will remain open through July 25, 2022. Thirty grants will be awarded to diverse-led companies located in the north, central east or south Texas regions, with a staff of 2-20 employees and the ability to add 1-2 net new premium wage jobs in the next 12 months. To be eligible, the company's founder must be Black, indigenous, a person of color, LGBTQIA+, military veteran, a woman or located in a low to moderate income area and be a for-profit company with annual revenues between $100,000 to $3 million.

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  • The grant opened for submission today and will remain open through July 25, 2022.
  • This will help to positively impact the local economy, create jobs with higher wages and provide the human capital needed for businesses to grow and expand.
  • Since launching, Founders First CDC has awarded more than $400,000 to minority and underserved business owners throughout the United States with a focus on Texas, Chicago, Southern California, Philadelphia and New Jersey.
  • Receiving the grant money was vital to recipients as it helped them grow their businesses in a myriad of ways.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute selects CDR Fundraising Group as agency of record

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 2:00pm

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- CDR Fundraising Group, a Moore company, announced today that they have been selected by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as their agency of record, providing an integrated donor experience across all platforms, channels and devices. The engagement includes omnichannel marketing strategy, copywriting and creative design, as well as analytics and reporting for Dana-Farber's annual giving program.

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  • WASHINGTON, April 27, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- CDR Fundraising Group , a Moore company, announced today that they have been selected by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as their agency of record, providing an integrated donor experience across all platforms, channels and devices.
  • CDR Fundraising Group will be responsible for the overarching marketing strategy and the execution of the donor journey.
  • To learn more about CDR Fundraising Group and the services they provide to help nonprofits grow, visit cdrfg.com .
  • CDR Fundraising Group , a Moore company, is an award-winning direct response fundraising agency that has created exponential revenue growth for nonprofit organizations for nearly 40 years.

Pan-Mass Challenge Introduces First of its Kind Gravel Bike-a-thon: PMC Unpaved

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 2:00pm

BOSTON, April 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), the two-day bike-a-thon that pioneered the athletic fundraising industry, announced its new charitable cycling event: PMC Unpaved, a first-of-its-kind, one-day, off-road gravel ride that will take place in Massachusetts' Berkshires this fall. As a spoke in the wheel of the organization's yearly fundraising campaign, PMC Unpaved will bring together 500 new and existing PMC riders for a fun and challenging off-road cycling experience to raise funding for lifesaving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Dana-Farber).

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  • We're excited to get off the road for our inaugural PMC Unpaved ride this fall."
  • The inaugural PMC Unpaved ride will take place on Saturday, October 1, 2022, and includes two gravel routes, 31- and 50-mile options starting and ending at Camp Mah-Kee-Nac in Lenox, Massachusetts.
  • For those interested in participating in PMC Unpaved, registration opens to the public on Tuesday, May 3.
  • To learn more about PMC Unpaved, to register for this year's event or donate, visit unpaved.org .

Stop & Shop Kicks Off Annual ‘Help Cure Childhood Cancer’ Campaign

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Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:25pm

QUINCY, Mass., April 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stop & Shop today announced the start of its annual Help Cure Childhood Cancer campaign to support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund in Massachusetts and MSK Kids , the Pediatric Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

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  • QUINCY, Mass., April 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stop & Shop today announced the start of its annual Help Cure Childhood Cancer campaign to support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund in Massachusetts and MSK Kids , the Pediatric Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
  • Stop & Shops Help Cure Childhood Cancer campaign will run in-stores from April 1 through April 30.
  • Every year, we look forward to our customers and associates' participation in helping us raised funds for pediatric cancer research and care, said Stop & Shop President, Gordon Reid.
  • The Stop & Shop Pediatric Brain Tumor Clinic at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a world-renowned destination for children with malignant and nonmalignant brain tumors.

Deborah Besemer to Retire as Chairman of Brightcove’s Board of Directors

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Friday, April 1, 2022 - 1:00pm

Brightcove Inc. (Nasdaq: BCOV), the leading intelligent video streaming, monetization, and communications platform, today announced that Deborah Besemer, the Chairman of Brightcoves board of directors, and a board member since 2008, will retire from the board at the end of her current term at the Companys 2022 Annual Meeting.

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  • Brightcove Inc. (Nasdaq: BCOV), the leading intelligent video streaming, monetization, and communications platform, today announced that Deborah Besemer, the Chairman of Brightcoves board of directors, and a board member since 2008, will retire from the board at the end of her current term at the Companys 2022 Annual Meeting.
  • The Company has appointed Diane Hessan, who has served as a Brightcove board member since 2017, as its new Chairman, effective as of the Annual Meeting.
  • It has been a privilege to serve as a member of Brightcoves board for the past 14 years and help the company grow from a small start-up to the global leader in video for business and a successful public company, said Deborah Besemer, Brightcoves outgoing board chairman.
  • I am incredibly confident in the future of Brightcove and am thrilled that Diane will be taking over as board chairman to help lead the company through its next phase of growth.

Mahana Therapeutics Selected for Prestigious Digitalhealth.London Accelerator Program

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:05am

Mahana Therapeutics , a leading developer of prescription digital therapeutics designed to empower people living with chronic health conditions, today announced that Mahana has been selected for the DigitalHealth.Londons Accelerator programme .

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  • Mahana Therapeutics , a leading developer of prescription digital therapeutics designed to empower people living with chronic health conditions, today announced that Mahana has been selected for the DigitalHealth.Londons Accelerator programme .
  • The program will help Mahana Therapeutics better engage with the NHS to accelerate adoption of Mahana IBS in clinical practice.
  • We are excited to join this prestigious program to accelerate adoption of and experience with Mahana IBS within the NHS.
  • Mahana Therapeutics is a leading developer of effective prescription digital therapeutics that are designed to empower patients with chronic conditions to live fuller lives.

HeyRenee Raises Another $4.4M in Oversubscribed Seed II Funding Round Led by Quiet Capital; New Capital Accelerates Mission to Enable Effective Whole Person Healthcare

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Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 1:05pm

HeyRenee has raised a total of $8.2 million and tripled its valuation in just five months.

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  • HeyRenee has raised a total of $8.2 million and tripled its valuation in just five months.
  • Im excited for the PandemicX Accelerator cohort (which includes HeyRenee), said Admiral Rachel L. Levine, MD, Assistant Secretary for Health at HHS.
  • We are at our best when all segments of society work together; we must work collaboratively to achieve the best solutions."
  • HeyRenee aims to ease this burden through high touch, coordinated care across the entire healthcare ecosystem, starting with patients and doctors.

Pan-Mass Challenge Donates Record-Breaking $64 Million to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, Bringing Two-Year Fundraising to $114 Million Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

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Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 1:00pm

This impressive gift raised by the PMC community far surpassed fundraising expectations this year, topping the organization's pre-pandemic record $63 million donation in 2019.

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  • This impressive gift raised by the PMC community far surpassed fundraising expectations this year, topping the organization's pre-pandemic record $63 million donation in 2019.
  • "To not only drastically exceed our fundraising goal, but to top our pre-pandemic fundraising record is an incredible feat.
  • The PMC donates 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar to support the lifesaving mission of Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund, including immediate patient care needs and breakthrough cancer discoveries.
  • The PMC has since raised $831 million for adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund.