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Pan-Mass Challenge Riders Raise Millions To Help Fight Cancer

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Pan-Mass Challenge riders arrive at the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal in Boston after finishing their bicycle trek in Provincetown on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. (Credit: WBZ-TV)

Pan-Mass Challenge riders arrive at the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal in Boston after finishing their bicycle trek in Provincetown on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. (Credit: WBZ-TV)

BOSTON (CBS) — More than 5,000 cyclists were sore but satisfied after completing a 190-mile bicycle trek over the weekend in the Pan-Mass Challenge.

Many of the riders took a ferry home from Provincetown and arrived Sunday night at the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal in Boston. Hundreds of friends and family members welcomed them at the ferry terminal with signs and cheering welcoming them home.

This year’s race had a goal to raise $38 million for cancer research.  By Monday morning, the total was more than $26 million, according to the PMC website.

Established in 1980, the Pan-Mass Challenge raises more money than any other athletic fundraising event in the country.

The annual event generates half of the Jimmy Fund’s annual revenue and it is the Dana-Farber Cancer Center’s single largest contributor.

Over the past 33 years, PMC cyclists have raised $375 million to cancer research.

With this year’s event, the PMC is expected to shatter the $400 million mark in fundraising.

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