Welcome to the reimagined 2020 PMC Kids Ride! Though we are not together physically, we are connected in support of our Pedal Partners, all families, friends and community, and in a commitment to ourselves to continue to support funding for lifesaving cancer research, treatment and patient care efforts.
There’s a lot riding on us! 100% of your donations and monies raised support cancer research and treatment at a time when it is needed more than ever. We are united in battling cancer as well as in commitment to nurture the community we have built!
Thank you to Emma and all our Pedal Partners, families and loved ones for inspiring us every day!
PMC Kids Rides give children the opportunity to experience the joy of volunteerism and charitable giving through physical fitness and community spirit. Money raised through the event goes to the Pan-Mass Challenge, the most successful athletic fundraiser in the nation benefiting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and helping to fund cancer research and improve treatments at DFCI and around the world.
BIG virtual “HIGH-FIVE” to all of riders, families, volunteers, donors and sponsors who continue to help to make it possible for us to fundraise! 100 percent of rider-raised dollars benefit research, treatment and care for children and families impacted by cancer. All riders, volunteers, schools, and town supporters and community sponsors are essential to the success of the PMC Kids Ride! In 2019, our community of 350+ riders and 100+ volunteers and supporters raised $52,000! A gift of hope! With your help, we will meet Easton PMC Kids Ride’s 2020 goal of raising $60,000.
Check out this blog for more information about the Pan-Mass Challenge and about Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and how the PMC 2020 Reimagined hopes to inspire participation from our homes and neighborhoods with fun twists and unique virtual adaptations.
Sunday, April 26 – Rider and Volunteer Registration ends
Friday, May 1
Saturday, May 2
When you arrive, park your bike, get your helmet checked (required!) and then visit Creation Station for some face painting, tattoos, bike decorating, and card making to bring cheer to current Jimmy Fund patients. Riders may also sign a large banner with names of those that they ride for and can put a picture of their loved on one this banner.
Also, be sure to visit alumni riders and volunteers from the annual PMC ride that is held the first weekend in August to answer questions about getting more involved in PMC. And don't forget to take your chance at exciting raffles!
HELP US SUPPORT THESE LIFE-SAVING PROGRAMS:
PARKING: Bike parking is onsite. If you are not going to "ride” over, PLEASE PARK AT OLIVER AMES HIGH SCHOOL OR RICHARDSON OLMSTEAD SCHOOL AND WALK OVER TO PARKVIEW. THERE WILL BE NO PARKING ON SPOONER ST, AT PARKVIEW OR EASTON MIDDLE SCHOOL. The Parkview back lot is open for volunteer parking however note that the lot will not be accessible from about 8:30 to 11:30 am.
Virtual Riders - Riders may ride on their own time and at their own pace.
You CHOOSE your Date/Time between now and October 31st.
You CHOOSE a safe route you can ride with your family close to home.
Create your Rider bike tag and “Why I PMC” signs and away you go!!
Create your own “ride of positivity” and share your experience with others.
Parents will need to create an account or log in with an existing account in order to register their child or family. When creating an account, please enter the parent's information first as there will be a separate part in registration to enter the child's information.
Once registration is complete, parents will receive an email with information on how to log into their management page to customize donation pages and to track donations.
As the ride is virtual there is no registration fee or fundraising commitment. As such, riders will not receive the traditional goodie bag this year.
Virtual riders do not have a fundraising commitment, however we encourage all riders to set a fundraising goal to help us reach our 2020 goal of raising $41 million for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. 100% of all rider-raised dollars will go directly to lifesaving cancer research and treatment, which is needed now more than ever.
Riders who go above and beyond with their fundraising will be recognized as All Star Fundraisers, Heavy Hitters or Breakaway Fundraisers and will receive a special gift in recognition of their fundraising efforts in late Fall.
Click on the buttons below to download fun tools to make your 2020 PMC Kids Rides experience special!
Customize your very own PMC Kids Rides bike tag! Register as a virtual rider and then download the PMC Kids Rides bike tag! Make sure to write your name on the tag and color it in to make it your own! Parents, please cut out the bike tag for your kids and help them fasten it on their bike. We recommend using string or zip-ties to fasten!
Share why you PMC! Everyone participates in a PMC Kids Ride for their own personal reasons - this is your opportunity to share why you PMC. Download the poster and share in a few words "why you PMC". Take a photo with your sign and share on social media or in emails to your donors and supporters.
Donate online or by check. Checks can be made payable to the Pan-Mass Challenge or PMC. Please send all checks to:
PMC Kids Rides
77 4th Ave
Needham, MA 02494
Make sure that the rider's name is listed so they can receive credit!
Please follow all public health regulations and guidelines for your area while biking in your neighborhood. Limit large groups of unrelated bikers and practice safe, social distancing.
General Safety Tips!
Since the program has gone virtual, we do not have any physical volunteer opportunities this year. The PMC encourages all volunteers to consider becoming a PMC Virtual Rider to continue our shared commitment to Dana-Farber. You'll need to log in using a PMC account (not a PMC Kids Rides account) to set up your virtual ride.
You can ask that your fundraising be directed towards the Easton PMC Kids Ride by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Silent auction - All donors who make a Direct Donation of $50+ to Easton PMC Kids Ride to benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will be entered into auction drawing for prizes made available by our Easton PMC Kids Ride Sponsors and Supporters. Donate to Easton Kids Ride. Winners will be announced in November.
Please support our sponsors who support us!
Check out the Virtual Goodie Bag provided by our Sponsors below!
Thank you to all our Easton PMC Kids Rides Sponsors & Supporters!
Easton PMC Kids Ride sponsors help make this a fun community event each year and allow us to maximize our fundraising potential with 100% of rider-raised dollars benefiting pediatric and adult patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through The Jimmy Fund. Please contact Julie Paquin at email@example.com if you have questions about how your business can support this fundraiser, bringing together community to celebrate.