Thank you for 10 years of compassion, dedication, fundraising, sponsorships, donations, riding, volunteering & celebrating! Since its inception in 2005 you have helped us raise over $900,000 for lifesaving cancer research and cures!
Thanks joining us for our 10th year anniversary Ride! What a wonderful day it was! We are so glad you came out to ride, volunteer and support our Pedal Partners Nate Cavallo and Jesi Watson. After last year’s Ride and a wonderful summer, Nate and his family learned that he had a recurrence of Ewing Sarcoma. Now back in treatment Nate is more determined than ever to spread the word about the importance of raising money for cancer cures. He said, "It's not fun to be a kid with cancer, not fun at all. But I’m optimistic and thankful for the money everyone has raised.” Nate brought with him a crew of family and friends who rode and fundraised together as Team Nate. He rode 10 miles returning to the celebration and a roaring crowd! Jesi, who was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2010 was on her way to recovery when she too learned she had a relapse. She is currently at the Jimmy Fund clinic and although she was unable to attend the Ride she wrote a heartfelt message of thanks that her twin sister Kari read beautifully on her behalf.
It was great to watch riders of all ages head out on their routes under the stunning 10-year balloon archway.
Three hundred seventy five kids rode their bikes and early totals show over $120,000 was raised to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and its Jimmy Fund.
Many thanks to close to 200 volunteers who helped make the Ride a huge success. We are grateful for your spirit and commitment! Special thanks to the Bedford Police Department, the Department of Public Works, Bedford Fire Department and the C.E.R.T. volunteers for helping to keep the kids safe on their routes. We'd like to express our gratitude to all who helped make the event a success and to our generous sponsors for their on-going support and commitment, many of whom have been supporting the Ride since the start. Sponsors are listed on the Bedford Kids Ride website at kids.pmc.org/bedford. Post Ride donations should be mailed to:
PMC Bedford Kids Ride
Attn: Justine Darmanian
77 4th Avenue
Needham, MA 02494
Fabulous pictures from the Ride are now posted on our Facebook Page.
We look forward to seeing you at next year’s Ride. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
PMC Bedford Kids Ride 2014 Committee
Susan DiGangi, Nancy Protasowicki, Kelly Randazzo, Susan Sepe, Jenny Stewart and Beth Venuti
Check out our video below from our inaugural year!