By Bree Sison, WBZ-TV

BOSTON (CBS) – The Pan-Mass Challenge is adding an event to next year’s calendar and reaching out to the next generation of cycling enthusiasts.

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The first weekend in January, The Resolution by PMC aims to raise $1 million for Dana Farber Cancer Institute with an indoor bike-a-thon.

“If everybody just commits for one hour, we can raise a million bucks in a day,” event host George Foreman III told WBZ-TV. “In many ways, that’s unheard of. Especially doing something that people consider fun.”

Resolution by PMC event host George Foreman. (WBZ-TV)

Resolution by PMC event host David Bergeron. (WBZ-TV)

Foreman owns The Club by George Foreman III in South Boston where The Resolution will welcome 2,000 riders committed to cycling for one hour each.

Every summer, the traditional Pan-Mass Challenge weekend supports about 6,000 riders biking up to 192 miles across the state.

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It raises more money for charity than any other single athletic fundraising event in the country.  Since its founding in 1980, PMC has raised $455 million for adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana Farber.

“For The Resolution, I’m excited because we get a chance to show people how much can be done if everybody commits to doing their part,” Foreman said.

Group fitness fans, like 25-year-old Elena Gulotta, are signing up for The Resolution to honor loved ones affected by cancer in a way that feels natural.

“It was kind of a no-brainer. It’s a perfect weekend to kick off New Year’s resolutions and also help the cause,” said Gulotta, whose grandfather and uncle both died from cancer.  Her aunt and a close friend also inspire her to raise money for Dana Farber.

“It’s a disease that affects way too many people so I’m riding for everyone,” Gulotta said. “This is a great way to get younger people involved.  I know I would love to work up to doing the PMC but I think for now The Resolution is kind of a great stepping stone.”

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To sign up for The Resolution by PMC, visit their website.