Marty Walsh Hops in the Saddle to Encourage Cancer Fundraising
For years, Marty Walsh has been a vocal supporter of the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), an annual bike-a-thon that raises money for the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). The mayor, a childhood cancer survivor himself, even rode for 25 miles during the 2015 event. And on Thursday, he re-upped his commitment with a sweaty promotional stunt.
Days after the PMC announced a $47 million donation to DFCI, the largest in its history, Walsh hopped on a Spin bike in the middle of City Hall to promote registration for the Resolution by PMC, the bike-a-thon’s sister fundraiser. That event, which takes place January 27 and 28, is an indoor cycling marathon that also raises money for DFCI.
Walsh—who cycled in dress shoes, slacks, a button-down, and a tie—was joined Thursday by city councilors, EverybodyFights’ George Foreman III, and instructors from the Handle Bar and Turnstyle Cycle. City Councilor Josh Zakim is captaining a Resolution by PMC team this year.
If seeing Mayor Walsh hit the saddle has you itching to Spin, you can register for the Resolution here. Each participant must raise at least $250 per hour, and ride for at least one hour. There’s also a $25 registration fee.
$25 plus fundraising minimum, 1/27-1/28, 2017. Held at EverybodyFights, 15 Channel Center St., Boston. For more information, visit the-resolution.org.