Thousands Bike Through Mass. in Nation's Most Successful 'A-Thon'

The Pan-Mass Challenge took place over the weekend, gathering thousands of bicyclists to raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund. Among those riding across the state were U.S. Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown. After last year’s Challenge, which raised $35 million, the Globe dubbed it “the most successful athletic fund-raising event in the country.” If the past is any indication of the future, this year’s goal of $36 million will likely be met with ease.  [NPQ]