Get ready for the 2014 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 the Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Find a ride

Hingham-South Shore

Event Details

  • Sunday, June 8, 2014
  • DCR Wompatuck State Park, Hingham, MA
  • 7:30am check-in, 8:30am opening ceremonies, 9:00am start
  • Ages 3-18
  • 5 Route Options
    • *New this year, 6 mile Teen Loop for ages 13-18
  • Registration fee: $15 before June 2, $25 after
  • Required fundraising minimum: $25
  • Email contact: PMCHingham@comcast.net
  • No rain date, weather dependent!

8th Annual PMC South Shore Kids Ride

Sunday, June 8, 2014

To all 2014 PMC South Shore Kids Riders and Parents:

Thank you for riding and participating in the 8th Annual PMC South Shore Kids Ride!

Fundraising to-date exceeds: $64,500!!!!

Remember:

*All donations must be in by September 1st to be credited for this year’s fundraising efforts.

*For anyone who has not raised the minimum $25 in fundraising, the credit card given at registration will be charged on September 1 to meet that minimum.

* Riders close to reaching Heavy Hitter ($250+) or Breakaway Rider ($700+) status are still able to claim gifts from PMC if funds are raised prior to September 1st. Your gift will be sent from PMC after September 2nd. 

*Also, any PMC South Shore rider s that has raised over $250 will automatically be entered in our raffle for an iPad mini. The winner of the iPad mini will be announced on September 2nd   on our website and via email.

As a reminder, you may donate to your ride on your rider page at http://www.kids.pmc.org/hingham.aspx, or send a check to PMC at 77 4th Ave, Needham, MA  02494.  Don't forget to put your rider number on the check and refer to the South Shore Kids Ride. 

So far, this year, the PMC adult and kids rides have raised over $31.6 million, and the goal is $40 million! You are aiding in the fight against cancer by raising all these research dollars where 100% of your donations go to the Jimmy Fund at The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  

Thank you so much for choosing to ride in the PMC South Shore Kids Ride and making this ride so successful for the last 8 years. Next year on Sunday, June 7th, we hope you join us again as a rider or volunteer. You can start your fundraising on September 2nd  for next year’s ride!

Have a great start to your school year and when your teachers ask what cool things you did over the summer, tell them you are finding a cure for cancer because you joined the PMC!!


See you next year,

Lisa, Jackie, and Mary

2014 PMC South Shore Kids Ride Coordinators




**Fundraising Ideas**

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!

     Two 4th grade students from St.Paul's School in Hingham:

On May 7, 2014, Saint Paul School (Hingham, MA) 4th graders, Teagan Schnorr and Sara Ryan, organized a "Hats ON Day” at their school to raise money for the 2014 PMC Kids Ride.  Excited about the opportunity for kids to help kids through this effort, the school community wore a variety of fun hats and generously donated $278 to PMC.   

The girls look forward to the ride again this year and have recruited many of their family and friends to join their team.



     Martinson Elementary School Shows its PMC Spirit!

     
     Julia playing violin for donations
She writes:

"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. 

The Jimmy 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 2013 South Shore-Higham Kids Ride video by Niklas Weikert

 
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