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Azara Team's Dedication: Raising Over $40,000 for Cancer Research

On August 5-6, 2023, eight riders representing Azara Healthcare, completed the 2023 Pan Mass Challenge (PMC). This year’s team ride was highlighted by overachievement of fundraising milestones, new riders joining the team, and (thankfully) mild summer temperatures, especially compared to last year. The Azara BKRS trained throughout the summer and have the tan lines to prove it! We are very proud of our riders as they worked hard to prepare themselves for this ride in conjunction with exceeding both last year’s fundraising results ($35,945) and this year’s goal ($40,000).

PMC finish3Collectively, the Azara BKRS were able to raise over $43,000—100% of which will go directly to cancer research for the Dana Farber Cancer Center and the Jimmy Fund. The PMC ride is the largest athletic fundraiser in the world, and Azara is honored to support our riders who take part in this impressive event.

In November 2021 we lost our dear friend and colleague, Heather Budd, to ovarian cancer. And while each member of the team has their own reasons for riding, we are all brought together by the sudden and tragic loss of our colleague and friend. The team actively fundraised through events, social media and a bit of healthy competition, matched by a generous donation from Azara. The Azara BKRS surpassed their initial goal to raise $40,000 and are planning to exceed that number again in 2024.

Chris Sam FinishThank you to all who supported the team and donated. If you would still like to contribute, there is still time left to participate using the link below.

Use this link for the Azara BKRS team site and to donate.