Team Shawmut joined by Dr. Sweeney to benefit his Genitourinary Oncology program

Pictured in Photo (L to R): Dr. Christopher Sweeney of Dana-Farber; Seth Porter, Senior Estimator and Les Hiscoe, President and COO of Shawmut; Billy Starr, PMC Founder and Executive Director; Jim Scarpone, Director and Joe LaCroix, Business Analyst of Shawmut

BOSTON, MA–Shawmut Design and Construction, an $850 million national construction management firm, participated in the 2014 Pan-Mass Challenge, making it the seventh straight year the firm has rode in the two day bike-a-thon. Team Shawmut has raised $125,806 and counting—a record for the team—for the research being conducted by Dana-Farber’s Dr. Christopher Sweeney.

Team Shawmut included CEO Tom Goemaat, president and COO Les Hiscoe and 15 Shawmut employees and friends, plus first-time rider Dr. Sweeney and two of his testicular cancer patients. The team rode in the race to increase awareness and funding for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Shawmut also sponsored the Brewster PMC water stop and staffed it with 13 enthusiastic volunteers who cheered on the riders as they came through.

“Throughout the years, Shawmut Design and Construction has been remarkably generous in their support of my work. This was my first year participating in the PMC and it was an honor to ride on Team Shawmut to help raise funds and awareness,” said Dr. Sweeney. “It was a remarkably inspiring experience to ride alongside my patients also on Team Shawmut, who after facing cancer, demonstrated how team spirit can improve the general health of a community.”

View our 2014 Pan-Mass Challenge photo gallery here