Legal Sea Foods Donates 400 Gallons of Legendary New England Clam Chowder to the 43rd Annual 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.

BOSTON, MASS. – (August 2, 2022) -​​ Legal Sea Foods Restaurant Group, the iconic New England-based restaurant brand with over 20 locations along the East Coast, is continuing their longstanding partnership with the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), a Massachusetts-based bike-a-thon that raises more money for charity than any other single athletic fundraising event in the country. The PMC donates 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar directly to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and is the Institute’s largest single contributor, accounting for more than 55 percent of the annual revenue at The Jimmy Fund®. 

“Legal Sea Foods is honored to continue our partnership with the PMC, and we’re proud to support their tremendous efforts in raising funds for life-saving cancer research and treatment at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.” said Ann Marie Escobar, Brand President and Chief Operating Officer of Legal Sea Foods Restaurant Group.

Under the partnership, Legal Sea Foods Restaurant Group will donate 400 gallons of their legendary New England Clam Chowder to the 43rd Pan-Mass Challenge on August 6 – 7, 2022. Legal Sea Foods has been a beloved partner of the PMC for over 30 years.

“We are grateful for Legal Sea Foods long-term partnership with the PMC,” said Glynn Hawley, Director of Operations at the PMC. “A cup of Legal Sea Foods’ clam chowder, which is a staple here in Massachusetts, is something our thousands of riders look forward to enjoying each August as they complete their days ride.”

PMC 2022 will take place on Saturday, August 6, and Sunday, August 7, across Massachusetts, where over 6,300 cyclists will ride between 25 and 211 miles over the course of two days. To learn more about the PMC or to make a financial contribution, visit, or call (800) WE-CYCLE. Connect with #PMC2022 on FacebookTwitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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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

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

About Pan-Mass Challenge The Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) is a bike-a-thon 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 $831 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 55 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. The PMC is presented by the Red Sox Foundation® and M&T Bank. For more information on the Pan-Mass Challenge, visit

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