Monday, August 6, 2012
Hundreds of PMC riders passed through Medfield center on Saturday morning to the cheers of many Medfield bystanders.
Medfield was a busy place Saturday morning as hundreds of Pan Mass Challenge bicycle riders passed through the center of town. Even though it was an extremely hot day, many of the riders smiled and waved to the bystanders as they rode past. More than 5,400 cyclists participated in this year's PMC, according to an announcement from the PMC Monday. The ride drew riders from 36 states, including 36 riders from Medfield, as well as nine countries to take part in the event. Cyslists road up to 190 miles over the course of two days with the goal of raising $36 million to help fund research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. All donations raised by these riders goes directly to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The final sum raised will be …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Medfield Properties and local residents cheer on Pan-Mass Challenge cyclists as they pass through town Saturday morning.
Local business owner Gloria Yankee of Medfield Properties, and some of her associates supported the PMC riders by displaying a sign of thanks and handing out water bottles in front of their realty office on North Street. A group of youngsters on North Street showed their support of the Andrew Connor DeLuca team. The kids and their dog were all dressed in PMC shirts as they cheered on the riders. The local police directed traffic so the riders could safely cross downtown Medfield and many of the riders shouted "Thanks!" Medfield residents of all ages waved, cheered and thanked the riders as they passed by. Here is a small sample of photos from early Saturday morning. Watch for more PMC photos to be posted on the Medfield Patch.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Their stories should be passed on for all to hear.
Norton resident Paul Dombrowski said that he was inspired to join the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge because of all the cyclists who passed him by last year, riding to raise money for the Jimmy Fund. For me, it was the people cheering them on. I awoke Saturday morning to bells, whistles, horns, a pot-turned-drum and a very annoyed dog. I turned to my alarm clock, which told me it was just two minutes from going off. I was going to skip sleeping in anyway, since I knew I wanted to take photos of the PMC riders cutting through Norton. But hearing the commotion at my neighbor’s house was an incentive to avoid the snooze button on my alarm clock when it actually did sound off. I crawled out of bed, took a quick shower, got dressed and headed …
Friday, August 5, 2011
At least 55 Medfield residents will ride from Sturbridge or Wellesley to either Wellesley, Bourne or Provincetown in a massive effort to raise awareness and funds for cancer research.
When John Poirier’s father was 59 years old, he died of cancer. This weekend, Poirier, who is now 59 years old himself, will ride this year’s Pan Mass Challenge (Aug. 6 and 7) to raise money for the disease that took the life of his father and a sister. “This will be my seventh year,” said Poirier, who lives in Medfield with his wife Carol Sandberg and daughters Allison and Anna. “My father died at his age 59 of cancer as did my sister at her age 52. I also have a sister who is a survivor. So, in large part, I ride in their memory and in respect to cancer patients and survivors I have come to know over the years. Having been blessed with good health myself, it seems like the least I can do.” Poirier said he has always been into …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
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