Team 9: The Red Sox Find A Way to Help End the War On Cancer

Photos by Nate Photography

The Red Sox Organization has done it again. First, it was the One Fund. Now, come to find out, it has been the key co presenting sponsor for the Jimmy Fund for 61 years, 35 of which has been in support of the Jimmy Fund’s Annual event, the Pan Mass Challenge. Team 9 they call themselves, in honor of the late Ted Williams’s dedication and support for the Jimmy Fund and cancer research. It is a group of dedicated individuals – families, friends and employees of the Boston Red Sox – who, in one day, in one extravagant event, set out to beat cancer. On August 2 and 3 of this year there will be 14 employees, friends and families who ride 150 miles to raise funds for research and tools to find a cure for cancer. Their expected revenue? $50,000.00.

Sally Lucchino, wife of President Larry Lucchino, has two years been not only a cyclist but the captain of Team 9. Among her are 45 others who travel from afar and train hard to support the nation’s number one athletic fundraising event.

The Pan Mass Challenge (PMC) is the Jimmy Fund’s largest contributor that generates 46% of its annual revenue in just one event that lasts two days. This year, over 4,000 cyclists will ride 150 miles to raise funds to find a cure for cancer.

In 2003, the Red Sox made way to rally the cyclists who train hard year round, and volunteers by way of opening the gates of Fenway Park and hosting a series of events and special nights. One example includes PMC Night at Fenway where cyclists ride around the warming track before the game to honor those who have survived. In 2010, the Red Sox displayed the PMC logo next to the Jimmy Fund’s on the Green Monster. The logo symbolized the organization’s 31st year as sponsor. In all, the Red Sox organization has not only dedicated their time and energy into putting forth their best and contributing to cancer research but they have also raised a total of over $2,000,000.00 to put an end to this death-defying illness.

You too can take action and help support the Jimmy Fund and the Red Sox’ mission to help beat cancer by clicking on the site below.



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