There are lots of ways to fundraise, check out these ideas and be sure to share your ideas with us! Below are a few ideas that riders have shared with us:
---Make jewelry and sell it
---Host a yard sale at your house (do it with friends!)
---Have a lemonade stand at the end of your driveway, or at your sibling's sports games
3rd grader in Marshfield raised $147 from lemonade stand/bake sale one afternoon
---Have a bake sale at your sibling's sports games, or outside of Stop & Shop
---Offer to walk dogs in your neighborhood
---Do yard work at your house, or for your neighbors and ask for a donation for your ride
---Have car wash
Marshfield Team Irons Strong held car wash and raised $850!
---Create your web page with your rider ID and email the link to friends and family to donate
---Form a Team and fundraise together.
---Send us your fundraising ideas and we'll post them. Add a photo if you'd like!
Martinson Elementary School Shows its PMC Spirit!
Julia playing violin for donations
"On the weekend of June 8 there is a very special event coming up, it is the Kids PMC. The PMC is a bike ride fundraiser to benefit the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Everybody who enters pays a small fee of $15. There are different loops for kids of all ages and adults can volunteer. The reason it is special to me is that I like helping other people. Everybody should play their part to help. How I fundraise is I play my violin at Starbucks and at any crowded sports field. Also you can get your family involved. They will be happy to help out. Far away or close they can donate to your online account. I’ve been doing it for four years and it is one of the things I most look forward to at the end of the school year! I hope you enjoy the PMC as much as I do."
Car wash fundraiser at Martinson Elementary School
PMC South Shore Kids Riders in Duxbury sold cookies in front of a grocery store and raised $160 for their ride!
2014-Heavy Hitter Program
Raise $250 or more and become a PMC Kids "Heavy Hitter". You will receive a special Heavy Hitter gift, and a Certificate of Achievement from PMC headquarters. To congratulate this achievement, you will also be entered into a special raffle to win an iPad Mini. To qualify, you must have raised over $250 by September 1st.
New this year, kids who raise $700 or more become Breakaway fundraisers and will receive a special PMC backpack.
All fundraising must be completed by September 1, 2014.
Our Newest Pedal Partners:
The Pedal Partner program is a wonderful way for riders to connect with a child who has been affected by cancer. Our Pedal Partner is truly the face of our Ride. This year we have two new Pedal Partners: Malia and Brennan. Malia is a beautiful 5 year girl. Following is her story, written by her parents, Glen and Megan:
On April 1, 2011, it was official: 2 ½-year-old Malia’s carefree life of Disney World and pony rides, soccer practice and swimming pools, came to a grinding halt. A CT scan revealed that Malia's recent "tummy aches" were caused by a large tumor lodged in her abdomen. A biopsy confirmed that Malia has a very aggressive childhood cancer known as stage IV (high risk) neuroblastoma. The cancer had metastasized into her bones and bone marrow (cranium, humerus, and femur). Immediately after the debilitating diagnosis, Malia's parents, Megan and Glen, left Orlando, Florida in order to provide their daughter with the best treatment currently available to her at the Boston Children's Hospital/Dana-Farber Jimmy Fund Clinic. To survive, Malia's little body had to endure six rounds of chemo, nine hours of tumor resection surgery, a stem cell transplant, removal of a kidney and an adrenal gland, twelve rounds of proton radiation, countless blood transfusions, and immunotherapy. We are thrilled to share that as of July 2012, Malia has been declared NED (No Evidence of Disease). Yay!! However, since the rate of relapse with neuroblastoma is so high (and since there is no cure once a child relapses), we have entered her in a two-year-long remission trial, which utilizes a medication called DFMO 2/day and includes scans every three months as well as monthly oncology appointments. Malia, like all children diagnosed with this awful disease, has shown an unbelievable strength and willpower throughout her treatment. We are thankful for every single day we get with our beautiful daughter!
Our second new Pedal Partner this year is a wonderful five year old boy, Brennan. Following is his story, written by his mom, Sharon:
On July 8,
2012, Brennan was diagnosed with leukemia. He was only 4 years old at the
time. Our family was shocked and scared. We were told he had the
"good" type of leukemia which has a high cure rate - which gave us
some comfort. We were also told that Brennan would need to spend over a
month in the hospital and would continue with weekly chemotherapy for over two
years. It was hard to imagine how we would get through this with 3 other
young children at home, who were 6, 7 and 9 at the time. Family and
friends were a huge support to us - preparing meals for our family, taking our
kids to and from activities, bringing gifts for Brennan and visiting us in the
hospital. We are forever grateful for the support we have received.
We are also thankful that we live so close to the best hospitals and cancer
care centers in the world. The doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers at
The Jimmy Fund have provided Brennan and our family with the best possible
care. Brennan's weekly appointments at The Jimmy Fund are long - usually
4-6 hours, but he actually looks forward to going. And once we're there -
even after being there for several hours, he usually wants to stay
longer. A true testament for what an amazing place The Jimmy
Fund is. The Jimmy Fund website says that it is a place where families
come to find hope - and it is that and so much more! Families come from
all over the world, move their families to Boston from other countries, so
their kids can be treated there. It really is that great.
The Jimmy Fund
has also provided our entire family with special experiences such as tickets to
Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins games, weekend retreats with other Jimmy Fund
families, and summer and winter festivals. Getting to share in these
experiences as a family during this otherwise difficult time has meant so much
to us. I hope that it is these special experiences that our kids remember
about Brennan being in treatment and not the countless hours he's spent at
doctor's appointment, the side effects he's had during treatment and the things
he's not been able to do because of treatment.
Fund and Dana-Farber are doing phenomenal things with cancer research.
The money raised through the PMC kids ride will further this research and get
us all one step closer to a cure for all cancer. Thank you for riding for
Brennan, for all of the kids being treated at The Jimmy Fund and for helping to
get us closer to a cure!
PMC Kids Event Day Schedule:
Saturday, June 7, 2014
9:00am - 12:00pm
Early Check-In for Volunteers & Riders
Sunday, June 8, 2014
7:15 - 8:15am: Check-In
8:30 - 9:00am: Opening Ceremonies
9:00am: Ride Start
9:00 - 10:30am: Ride
9:00am - 12:00pm Post-Ride Party!
SAFETY FIRST! – Rule #1...PLEASE BE SURE ALL RIDERS HAVE A PROPERLY-FITTING HELMET – that means adult volunteers on bikes too. No helmet – no riding. Bikes must be in good working order. Bikes with training wheels can only be allowed on the Tykes or Trainers Loops. There will be no exceptions – this is for your child's safety and those riding on the loop with your child. Please, Bike Marshals: no recumbent bikes or trailers.
There will be a "Meeting Point" for lost parents at the First-Aid Tent, which is shared by the Command Station. Tell your children to look for the big "Red Cross” signs on the tent.
Bring your child with her or her helmet to the "Helmet Check" tent on Saturday or Sunday to ensure a proper fit.
5 Route Options:
1. Tykes Yellow Loop: Easy flat loop in parking lot next to the Visitors Center for the youngest riders on tricycles, bicycles with training wheels, and Balance Bikes (bicycles without pedals).
2. Crusader: 1 mile Green Loop: A 1-mile paved loop.Ride it once or ride it several times! NO training wheels will be allowed on this loop!
3. Challenger: 4 mile Blue Loop: A 4-mile paved loop. Ride it twice for a bigger challenge! NO training wheels will be allowed on this loop!
4. Trail Blazer: 2 mile Orange Loop: A 2-mile unpaved loop on mountain bike trail in the park for the novice mountain biker. Requires a mountain bike with 24” wheels or smaller.Ride twice if time permits. Plan to meet your child at a pre-designated spot, to avoid confusion. Led by members of the S.E. Chapter of the N.E. Mountain Bike Association (SEMASS@nemba.org) and Friends of Wompatuck (friendsofwompatuck.org) who volunteer their time to lead and sweep this ride.
5. Mountaineer: 6 mile Purple Teen Loop: A 6-mile unpaved loop on mountain bike trails in the park for the experienced mountain biker. For ages 13-18. A mountain bike with 24”wheels or larger is required.This loop can only be done once. Plan to meet your child at a pre-designated spot, to avoid confusion. Led by members of the S.E. Chapter of the N.E. Mountain Bike Association (SEMASS@nemba.org) and Friends of Wompatuck (friendsofwompatuck.org) who have volunteered their time to lead and sweep this ride.
Check out the loops
Print off the trail map with the highlighted routes posted below. Ride the loops before the event with your children to decide on the most appropriate route. Train for the ride with your children weeks before the ride. Click the thumbnail below for a highlighted map of the routes.
Route Map (click to enlarge):
If you have any questions or comments about thePMC South Shore Kids Ride, please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday Morning – Wompatuck State Park Visitors Center,
Union Street, Hingham
Early Check-In For Riders and Volunteers
Saturday, June 7th, 9am – Noon
Site Map (click to enlarge)
Saturday check-in is at the Visitors Center at DCR Wompatuck State Park in Hingham. Riders can check in, bring any money fundraised so far (in check form, not cash), and pick up their t-shirts and goody bags (PMC water bottle, bike number, coupons and more) before the Sunday morning rush. Every child needs a bike number on his or her bike so we know what loop they have chosen to ride. There will also be a raffle table filled with prizes.
Riders who have raised $250 or more will be entered into the Heavy Hitter Raffle for an iPad mini! New this year, kids who raise $700 or more become Breakaway fundraisers and will receive a special PMC backpack. Bring your donations (checks made payable to the PMC) to check-in. Credit card donations will be taken at the event this year, though cell service is spotty for the credit card machines!
Credit card donations can also be made online by pressing the eGift button at the top of this page. Please take all cash donations and secure it as a check or money order made payable to the PMC. If you do bring in cash, it will not be represented under your child’s name and will be placed in the General Fund of the PMC South Shore Kids Ride.
Ride Day Timeline
Sunday Morning, June 8th – Wompatuck State Park Visitors Center,
Union Street, Hingham
7:00 – 8:15 / Arrival
Park your car in the area designated by on-site parking attendants. Bring your bike and park in the location specific to your loop. Each loop has a different bike-parking site. Please refer to the site map above. All bike-parking areas are highlighted in yellow on the map and labeled with the specific loops.
7:15 – 8:15 / Check-In for Volunteers and Riders
If you checked-in on Saturday you can skip this step. Just park your bike in the marked start area by loop (make a note of where you parked your child's bike!) and listen for the announcement for the opening ceremonies at 8:30. If you have not checked in on Saturday, please read the directions above under "early check-in” on Saturday. Everyone needs a bike number on his or her bike (riders as well as volunteers) so we know what loop they have chosen to ride.
8:30 – 8:45 / Opening Ceremonies
We ask everyone to join us at the stage area...it’s ok to leave the bikes for now – they’ll wait for you. Welcome and announcements...get ready for the rollout!
9:00 / Ride Start
VOLUNTEERS ONLY IN THE PARKING LOT PLEASE! Parents – please do not walk on the loop. Only parents that have registered to volunteer as Bike Marshals or as Route Guides may ride or be on-foot on the loops. Please cheer on the riders as they begin their ride. We'll send off riders by loop to keep the flow going safely. The riders will return to where they started and you can meet them at the end of the ride.
Tykes Yellow Loop – A parent must remain at this loop while their child is riding.
9:00 – 10:30 / The Ride
Kids may ride the paved loops multiple times, time permitting. Tykes can circle in their loops for as long as they want. At 9:45am the Challenger Blue Loop will be closed off to starting additional loops and adult volunteers will sweep the loops to make sure all riders are in. The kids will leave their bikes where they started and return to the Visitors Center area to enjoy the festivities!
9:00 – Noon / Post-Ride Party
Please enjoy the party, including:
- Food provided by Stop & Shop
- Moon Walk
- Inflatable Slide
- Magician / balloonist
- Face Painting
- Live Music by Jim Armstrong & his students
- Plymouth County Sheriff Department’s Child ID Program
- Raffle - raffle table with lots of prizes
There are lots of volunteer opportunities available for those ages 14 and up.
Please consider volunteering! We could not hold this event without our valued volunteers! Please visit our volunteer registration page to see available positions and to register. We can always use volunteers…especially as Route Guides and Bike Marshals to help us direct riders around the loops. Here’s your chance to be in the action – and to wear a cool Volunteer T-shirt. Register at kids.pmc.org/Hingham. Drop us an email at email@example.com with any questions.
BIKES READY? Make sure that your child's bike is in good working order. There will be bike mechanics at the ride, but Sunday morning is not the time for an overhaul. Please check and have your bike ready to ride before the weekend. It is very important to make sure your child has a properly fitting helmet. Have the helmet checked before the ride, when you get the bike tuned!
PMC 2013 South Shore-Higham Kids Ride video by Niklas Weikert