Get ready for the 2015 PMC Kids Rides

Many kids, many bikes, one mission: cure cancer. Kids of all ages find fun, camaraderie, and inspiration in bringing us closer by the mile to the cure for cancer with donations to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. Find a ride

Hingham-South Shore

2016 Event Details

  • 2016 Date: TBD
  • DCR Wompatuck State Park, Hingham, MA
  • 7:30am check-in opens, 8:30am opening ceremonies, 9:00am start
  • Ages 3-18
  • 5 Route Options
  • Registration fee: online cost: $15, in person cost: $30
  • Required fundraising minimum: $25
    • 100% of all PMC donations go to the Jimmy Fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    • 2015 Fundraising ends September 1st
  • Suggested fundraising minimum: $50
  • Email contact: PMCHingham@comcast.net
  • No rain date, weather dependent!

Thank You for Another Successful Year of 

The PMC South Shore Kids Ride!


Remember that your 2015 fundraising continues until September 1st.  

You can become a "Heavy Hitter" by raising $250 and you will receive a special Heavy Hitter backsack and Certificate of Achievement from the PMC.   For each $250 you raise, your name will be entered into a special Heavy Hitter raffle to win an iPad Mini.  The winner will be drawn in early September.  Raise $750 or more and become a "Breakaway Fundraiser".  In addition to the awards received at the Heavy Hitter level, you will receive a New Balance backpack. 

Send us photos of how you fundraise and we will put them up on this website! 

Here's a challenge for our Riders starting on June 16th- June 30th:  Starting on June 16th go to "Toyota of Braintree's"' website and click on their Facebook page, then click on "Charity of My Choice", then vote for PMC South Shore Kids Ride, then scroll to the bottom to press submit. Vote every day and our Ride could win $500! Last month's winner won with only 128 votes. We are sure we can beat that number. 

Parents take your riders to dinner:  Over the summer you can help the Kids Ride by going to eat at "Not Your Average Joe's" in Rockland on Tuesdays in July and August where they will donate 15% of your entire bill to the South Shore Kids Ride. You just need to present the certificate that you can download from the link under "Fundraising Ideas” to the right on this page.



FUNDRAISING MOMENTS:

Saint Paul School supports and encourages the fundraising efforts of their 2015 PMC South Shore Kids Ride Team, "Crusaders Against Cancer."  Food services Director, Jennifer Knobloch, and the SPS Team Captains, Teagan, Anna and Sara created over 175 cupcakes to sell during the school lunch hour.



PMC Kids Fundraiser where kids raised $392 at a lemonade stand, selling lemonade, homemade chocolate lollipops & homemade cookies!



Saint Paul School Team, "Crusaders Against Cancer"  hosted a bake sale at St Paul Parish and raised over $400 for the ride. 


Please consider helping to plan and run the 2016 PMC South Shore Kids Ride and get involved! Jobs can be tailored to your available time and interest!  

For more information, please contact: 

  • Lisa Patterson at pattersonlisa66@gmail.com,
  • Jackie Temple at jackie.temple@comcast.net, or
  • Mary Kenyon at marykenyon8@gmail.com

 

Form a Team!!!

Here's a list of Last Year's Top 5 Fundraising Teams:

 

    1. Iron Strong Team from Marshfield:  $13,718
    2. Team Salon from Hingham:               $ 9,259
    3. Team Emily from Hingham:               $ 6,240
    4. Team Elena from Whitman:               $ 4,561
    5. Team Sea Dog from Hull:                   $ 1,348

 


                                      


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). A parent is required to remain at that Loop and supervise their rider from the side of the Loop.

2. 1-mile Green Loop: A 1-mile paved loop.Ride it once or ride it several times! Volunteers on bikes and on foot supervise the riders.   NO training wheels will be allowed on this loop!  

3. 4-mile Blue Loop: A 4-mile paved loop. Ride it multiple times for a bigger challenge! Volunteers on bikes and on foot supervise the riders. NO training wheels will be allowed on this loop!

4. 3-mile Orange Loop: A 3-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).  Volunteers on bikes supervise the riders.

5. 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).  Volunteers on bikes supervise the riders.  


Volunteers:

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 all available positions and to register. We can always use volunteersespecially 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. Click here to Register to Volunteer, or use the button on the right. Drop us an email at pmchingham@comcast.net with any questions.


Pedal Partner:

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. 

One of our two 2015 pedal partners is Poppy from Marshfield.

 

Poppy is a charismatic, engaging, and talkative three year old. She loves to be with her friends, color, do puzzles, and you can often catch her putting on a song and dance routine! Poppy was diagnosed with retinoblastoma (a tumor on her retina) at the age of 4 months. With the timely diagnosis and treatment, Poppy was considered to be in remission before her first birthday. She continues to see her opthalmologist, Dr. Ankoor Shah, every twelve weeks for an exam under anesthesia to ensure that there isn't any tumor regrowth. Throughout all of her treatments and followup exams, Poppy has never lost her happy-go-lucky disposition! With each subsequent office exam, Poppy's vision continues to improve. 


Our second pedal partner, is Sophia from Quincy.

Sophia is 8 years old and lives in Quincy, MA.  She lives with her mom, dad, and her 4 year old sister Zoe.  Sophia is in the third grade at Beechwood Elementary School in Quincy.  She loves school and her favorite subject is math.  Sophia works very hard in school and hasn't allowed treatment to interfere with her love and success in school.  During her free time, Sophia loves to dance.  She dances for Velocity Dance Company in Quincy, and is part of the Glitter team.  She does ballet, tap and jazz, with jazz being her favorite.  Although she is not currently able to participate in dance, she still attends all her classes to watch her group and video the dances in the hopes that she will be ready if she is able to dance in the recital.  In December 2014, Sophia was diagnosed with LCH, a rare disease involving clonal proliferation of Langerhans cells, abnormal cells deriving from bone marrow, which manifested in a bone lesion on her C2 vertebrae.  She began chemotherapy in January 2015 and wore a halo, and now a hard collar, to limit mobility in her neck.  Sophia, however is tolerating treatment very well, and maintains a positive and resilient attitude.  She looks forward to her treatments ending and being able to enjoy all of the activities she loved before her diagnosis.  







PMC 2013 South Shore-Higham Kids Ride video by Niklas Weikert

 
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