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Officer Hogan rode Pan Mass Challenge 11th time, with 63 others from town

UPDATED Aug. 6: The following plea seeking support for his longtime effort in the Pan Mass Challenge (PMC) is from Officer Mike Hogan and K9s of the Arlington Police Department. He is one of 64 from Arlington participating. Scroll down to see all of the names.Officer Mike Hogan with Eiko

This August, I am proud to say, I will have the privilege of riding in the Pan Mass Challenge for the 11th time as a member of the Arlington Angels Team.

I will be riding for my wife, Nancy, who was diagnosed with breast cancer 10 years ago and received treatment at Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

I now know firsthand how important it is to raise money for DFCI, so it can continue its research for life saving cancer treatments.

I will also be riding for my sister-in-law Colleen Lombard, who also received treatment for breast cancer at Dana Farber.

During this ride and my training, I will also be riding in honor of Catherine Malatesta, who lost her courageous battle with cancer and was a shining star in our community and her memory continues on through her scholarship fund . #cattitude.

I will also be riding for Patrick Doherty, who lost his courageous battle to cancer and my friend Lt. Dan Kelly, who lost his battle to this horrible disease.

Part of the PMC is the commitment to raise $6,000 -- to help fight the battle against cancer. Cancer is a devastating disease which, unfortunately, affects each of us at some point in our lives.

I would like to ask for a donation to meet my fund-raising goal. I know that because of the pandemic, this is a difficult year for many people. Anything is greatly appreciated.

Last year I broke $100,000 of total money that I've raised for Dana Farber over my years doing the PMC.

All thanks to you. But Dana Farber needs this money to continue the fight against cancer.

Please click on the link below to make an online donation. Alternatively, you can send a check directly to me (address below) payable to PMC/Jimmy Fund. One hundred percent of your tax-deductible donation goes directly to the Jimmy Fund at Dana Farber Cancer Institute to help all of its patients with clinical care and cancer research. Any and all donations would be greatly appreciated.

Mike Hogan and , K9 Eiko, Arlington Police Dept.
76 Warren St., Arlington, MA 02474

Please donate to my ride by clicking one of these links:

The PMC's tax ID /EIN number is 04-2746912.

The Pan-Mass Challenge only uses your personal information to thank you and will not share it with any other organizations.

64 Arlington cyclists aim to break $70m fund-raising goal

On Aug. 5 and 6, more than 6,000 riders from around the globe -- including 64 Arlington residents, plan to pedal in the 44th Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC).

These cyclists aim to raise a record-breaking $70 million for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Dana-Farber). If achieved, this would be the single-largest gift Dana-Farber has received, bringing the PMC’s total contribution in the fight against cancer to $970 million since 1980.

The bikeathon includes one- and two-day routes, from 25 to 211 miles, designed to cater to all levels of cycling and fund-raising ability. For the 17th consecutive year, 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar will be donated directly to Dana-Farber to support lifesaving cancer research and treatment. The PMC accounts for more than 60 percent of the Jimmy Fund’s annual revenue as Dana-Farber’s largest single contributor.

“The steadfast commitment of the PMC community year after year continues to inspire me,” said Billy Starr, founder and executive director of the PMC, in May 31 news release. “With our sights set on a record-breaking fundraising goal for PMC 2023, I’m grateful for the continued support from all PMC riders, volunteers, donors, and sponsors and I can’t wait to see everyone out on the road together this August.”

Riders and volunteers come from 43 states and eight countries to participate in PMC Ride Weekend festivities in Massachusetts. Like Arlington's Officer Hogan, most participate in honor of a family member or friend fighting cancer, and 950 riders and volunteers are cancer survivors or current patients.

Registration for PMC 2023 is open through July 6. Join riders from your community in the fight against cancer by registering for one of the following routes still available:

  • 25- and 50-mile routes (1-day, 25 or 50 miles; Sunday, Aug. 6):
    • Starting and finishing in either Wellesley or Foxboro, these Sunday routes are perfect one-day options for those passionate about giving back.
  • Wellesley Century Ride (1-day, 100 miles; Sunday, Aug. 6):
    • The Wellesley Century route is a popular option for riders looking to challenge their endurance in a one-day format while making an impact in the fight against cancer.
  • Reimagined Ride (rider’s choice mileage/timing):
    • PMC Reimagined riders can ride wherever and whenever they want – except for the PMC routes on PMC weekend. This option is intended to provide flexibility for those that want to contribute to the fight against cancer without specific time or mileage constraints.

The PMC is co-presented by the Red Sox Foundation and M&T Bank. To make a financial contribution to a rider from your town or to register as a rider, visit www.pmc.org, or call (800) WE-CYCLE. Connect with #PMC2023 on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn.

Thank you to the following riders from Arlington:

  • Neill Barger
  • George Barker
  • Tim Bernstein
  • Jeremy Breslau
  • Alan Buckler
  • Anthony Casieri
  • Frank Castellucci
  • Eddie Cheevers
  • Samit Chhabra
  • Kyle Coleman
  • Jen Cunningham-Butler
  • Joe Danis
  • Peter Dicarlo
  • Mary Doherty
  • Daniel Doherty
  • Mark Druy
  • Sam Duncan
  • Shamsul Emrich
  • Linda Epstein
  • Leo Fenollosa
  • Josh Fenollosa
  • Henry Fenollosa
  • Brian Gibree
  • Wendy Harder
  • Terrence Hayes
  • Evan Hecker
  • Lauren Hefferon
  • Michael Hogan
  • Tony Holowitz
  • Robert Kelley
  • John Kohl
  • Meghan Kopaska
  • Michael Lawrence
  • Constantine Leotsakos
  • Ian Lodovice
  • Mark Lombard
  • Sean Madden
  • Giulio Manfredonia
  • Laura Manley
  • Stephen Mansfield
  • Matt Mansfield
  • Andrew McCabe
  • Elizabeth McWhorter
  • Linda Medwar
  • Laura Mei
  • Joseph Mitchko
  • Douglas Neu
  • Brendan O'Day
  • Michelle O'Day
  • Wendy Page
  • Charlie Piggott
  • Daniel Rabin
  • Ted Rogers
  • Suzanne Schwartz
  • Ann Shildneck
  • Dana Shkolny
  • Gary Silverman
  • Eric Smith
  • John Tagliamonte
  • Stephanie Taylor
  • Matthew Tikonoff
  • Patricia Verrier
  • Taryn Walsh
  • Britta Wierich. 

This plea was published Monday, April 3, 2023, based on an email from Officer Hogan. It was updated June 3, to add names of 64 from town participating.

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