Legal Sea Foods Delivers 400 Hearty Gallons of Classic New England Clam Chowder to Fuel the 44th Pan-Mass Challenge

The iconic New England-based restaurant brand continues decades-long partnership with Pan-Mass Challenge to raise funds for cancer research and patient care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Top view of a cup of clam chowder with a spoon and oyster crackers

BOSTON, MASS. – (August 2, 2023) –​​ Legal Sea Foods Restaurant Group, the iconic New England-based restaurant brand with over 20 locations along the East Coast, is continuing its longstanding partnership with the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC). The restaurant is donating 400 gallons of its legendary New England Clam Chowder to the 44th PMC on August 5 – 6, 2023. Legal Sea Foods has been a beloved partner of the PMC for over 30 years.

“On behalf of the entire Legal Sea Foods family, we are proud to stand by our partners at the PMC, continuing to fight against cancer. Supporting their extraordinary efforts is a privilege and we are grateful for the opportunity to be a small part of the impact they are making to find a cure,” said Matt King, President and Chief Operating Officer for Legal Sea Foods.  

The PMC is a Massachusetts-based bike-a-thon, known for raising more money for charity than any other single athletic fundraising event in the country. Each summer, thousands of riders and volunteers participate in the PMC, all with a common goal of finding a cure for cancer. This year, 6,500 riders are coming together with the goal of raising $70 million for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. For the 17th consecutive year, 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar from the PMC will be donated directly to Dana-Farber as the organization, which has raised $900 million since its inception, nears $1 billion cumulatively raised for cancer research.

“We are thrilled to once again partner with Legal Sea Foods for this year’s PMC,” said Glynn Hawley, Director of Operations at the PMC. “Their generous donation of 400 gallons of New England Clam Chowder will undoubtedly provide our dedicated riders with a delicious and energizing treat as they conquer the challenging ride. We are grateful for their continued support.”

The organization is Dana-Farber’s single largest contributor, accounting for more than 60 percent of the annual revenue at The Jimmy Fund. To learn more or to make a financial contribution to the cause, visit pmc.org, or call (800) WE-CYCLE. Connect with #PMC2023 on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn.

For more information, visit legalseafoods.com or follow along on Facebook @LegalSeaFoods, Twitter @LegalSeaFoods, or Instagram @LegalSeaFoods.

About Legal Sea Foods

Seventy years ago, Legal Sea Foods opened as a fish market in Cambridge, MA and has since cast a wider net – now operating 23 restaurants along the east coast as well as its own Quality Control Center on Boston Harbor. Legal Sea Foods’ iconic tagline, “If it isn’t fresh, it isn’t Legal!” speaks to its legendary fanaticism for seafood quality and safety. The restaurants serve over 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish throughout the year; the menu highlights quintessential New England fare, including its famous New England Clam Chowder that has been served at nearly every Presidential Inauguration since 1981. To learn more, visit legalseafoods.com.

About PPX Hospitality Brands

PPX Hospitality Brands is a Boston-based hospitality group that includes The Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group, The Strega Group and Legal Sea Foods Restaurant Group. To learn more, visit ppxhospitalitybrands.com.

About the Pan-Mass Challenge

The Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) is a bikeathon that today raises more money for charity than any other single athletic fundraising event in the world. The PMC was founded in 1980 by Billy Starr, who remains the event’s executive director, an annual cyclist and a fundraiser. The PMC has since raised $900 million for adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund. The event donates 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar directly to the cause, generating more than 60 percent of the Jimmy Fund’s annual revenue as Dana-Farber’s single largest contributor. The PMC has successfully melded support from committed cyclists, volunteers, corporate sponsors, and individual contributors, all of which are essential to the PMC’s goal and model: to attain maximum fundraising efficiency while increasing its annual gift. The PMC’s hope and aspiration is to provide Dana-Farber’s doctors and researchers with the necessary resources to discover cures for all cancers. For more information on the Pan-Mass Challenge, visit pmc.org.

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