Welcome! Login | Register
 

“The Sunday Political Brunch” - May 29—"The Sunday Political Brunch" - May 29

25 Ways to Celebrate Veterans in Central Mass & New England - 2016—25 Ways to Celebrate Veterans in Central Mass…

Huestis: Dual Planetary Close Encounters—Huestis: Dual Planetary Close Encounters

Leonard Moorehead, the Urban Gardener: Classic Geraniums—Leonard Moorehead, the Urban Gardener: Classic Geraniums

Why America Will Never Tire of Superhero Movies—Why America Will Never Tire of Superhero Movies

The Best Holidays to Travel—The Best Holidays to Travel

Revs Beat Sounders 2-1 at Gillette Stadium—Revs Beat Sounders 2-1 at Gillette Stadium

Monfredo: Worcester Latino Dollars For Scholars Making A Difference In Community—Monfredo: Worcester Latino Dollars For Scholars Making A…

Fit For Life: What we Can Learn From the New England Revolution—Fit For Life: What we Can Learn From…

24 People, $65.6 Million: Who Is Doling Out Dough for Pro-Clinton Super PACs?—24 People, $65.6 Million: Who Is Doling Out…

 
 

John Phelan: 12 Who Made a Difference in Central Mass in 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

 

Phelan with his daughters Elizabeth (left) and Sarah (right). Phelan's family volunteers at the Challenge's water stop in Whitinsville.

John Phelan of Whitinsville climbed on his bike this August to cruise across the Commonwealth, raising $7,000 for cancer research.

The Pan Mass Challenge is America's first fundraising bike-a-thon, and begins in Central Mass in the town of Sturbridge. The race generates more money than any other athletic fundraising event in the nation, raising about half of The Jummy Fund's yearly revenue.

The Challenge goes through 43 Commonwealth towns, with cyclists choosing from 10 different routes of varying mileages. The shortest being a one day, 25-mile ride that goes from Wellesley to Sharon, and the longest being a two day, 192-mile ride from Sturbridge all the way to Provincetown.

For Phelan, the Pan Mass Challenge is personal. Phelan lost both his grandmother and father to cancer, so the PMC's mission to raise money for cancer research obviously resonates with him. While fundraising can be a challenge in itself, Phelan says you can still have fun doing it, and he completed his third PMC in 2012.

 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.