Congratulations to Esti Shapiro for being the first student to tweet a selfie at the location of the September 15th #FindMeFriday!
A little about this week’s location:
If you are traveling into Boston on the Longwood Galleria side of Brookline Avenue, you will find a series of town names carved into bricks beneath your feet: Sturbridge, Wellesley, Attleboro, Barnstable, Bellingham, Berkley, Bridgewater, Carver…
This is the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) Plaza outside of of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The PMC was established in 1980 by Billy Starr to raise money for adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber. The PMC is a bike-a-thon that runs through 46 towns across Massachusetts, with over 6,000 cyclist riding between 25 and 192 miles. Not including the 2017 PMC that took place this past August, over the past 37 years, PMC cyclists have raised $547 million to cancer research. If you are interested in hearing a first-hand account of the PMC, Cheryl Aaron, Wentworth’s Athletic Director, has participated as a cyclist!
So, the next time you are in this area, take a moment to read the names of each town and give a little mental shout out to all those who have cycled for research!
For more information about the PMC, please visit: http://www.pmc.org/
For more information about the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, please visit http://www.dana-farber.org/
Stayed tuned for the next #FindMeFriday and remember, take time to explore our amazing city! #BostonYoureMyHome