Tina Williams, of Chelmsford, is a cancer survivor and a Pan-Mass Challenge cyclist who was honored by the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, June 29 during PMC Night at Fenway Park. Williams was among the cancer survivors who rode her bike around the warning track in a pre-game ceremony during which the PMC’s 34th anniversary logo was unveiled on the Green Monster.
On August 3 and 4, together with 5,500 cyclists, Williams will ride up to 190 miles across Massachusetts in the Pan-Mass Challenge charity bike-a-thon. Now in its 34th year, the Pan-Mass Challenge is a pioneer of the athletic fundraising industry and today raises more money for charity than any other single athletic event in the country. This year’s goal is to raise $38 million for adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The PMC is a model of fundraising efficiency as it contributes 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar directly to the cause. This is the 11th year that the Boston Red Sox Foundation is the presenting sponsor of the Pan-Mass Challenge.