PAN MASSACHUSETTS CHALLENGE TRUST

Rating: 3.17 stars   6 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 77 Fourth Ave Needham MA 02494 USA

Mission: The mission of the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge is to raise money for life-saving cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. The catalyst for the fundraising effort is a bike-a-thon that crosses the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Committed cyclists, volunteers, corporate sponsors, and individual financial contributors are essential to the PMC achieving this goal. Since its founding in 1980, the PMC has been increasingly successful in mobilizing the support of all these constituencies. We strive to inspire even more proponents of our cause and intend the money we raise to afford Dana-Farber's doctors and researchers the resources necessary to discover cures for all cancers.

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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

It is easy, Billy starr set up a company so that he does not have to revel his compensation. Addtionally, he has his family working for the PMC or Starting line enterprises ( his company). Billy starr has used the PMC as his own check book and to be honest, he has done pretty good for a truck driver. This is a scam

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1999

Rating: 2 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

This small organization raises money for cancer research. They give the full amount of the money raised by the athletic participants. That being said, the head of the organization made over $500,000 in 2008 and over $1,000,000 was paid to a company owned by the head and employs his wife. Not impressed and will not support.

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I only read the tax returns for 2008

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Not allow the head to pay money to his own business

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

Amazing charity - 100% of donations go to Dana Farber for cancer research and patient care. All administrative costs are covered by corporations

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Have visited Dana Farber

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

The previous should have explored this site a bit more, as he would have found the follwing page regarding the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: http://www2.guidestar.org/organizations/04-2263040/dana-farber-cancer-institute.aspx

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cancer treatment. I have had first hand experience meeting cancer survivors and patients from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

I believe that this is a scam and the money goes into Sen. John Kerry's campaign fund or otherwise and does not advance cancer research. At best, a small portion goes for treatment, but only for those who do not have health insurance, and don't qualify for medicare, medicaid, Obamacare and are not independently wealthy and have been otherwise turned away by hospitals. I don't know who is in this group, maybe illegal aliens or morons. I checked Jimmy Fund on Guidestar.org, which has detailed information on thousands of charities and Jimmy Fund is not even listed.

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my research as described above.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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