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2020 Virtual PMC Kids Rides

Easton

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Event Details

  • Ride Dates and Routes: Now until October 31st! *VIRTUAL RIDE IS OPEN TO ALL AGES
  • Registration Fee: None
  • Required Fundraising Commitment: None - Set your goals high and aim big! every bit helps! $50+ donations encouraged.
  • Fundraising Incentives: Riders have until October 31st to fundraise to reach these levels and will receive a gift and certificate for their accomplishments:
    • All-Star Fundraiser (NEW): $100+
    • Heavy Hitter: $400+
    • Breakaway Fundraiser: $900+
  • Easton PMC Kids “Surprise Box” entry: Virtual riders who raise $250+ will also be entered into a drawing for a “Surprise Box” – 2 chances to win!  Drawing will be held in November.
  • Silent auction fundraising - 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 for prizes made available through our Easton PMC Kids Ride sponsors. Winners will be announced in November.   
  • Contact: Julie Paquin

Welcome to the Easton PMC Kids Ride!

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!

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Thank you to Emma and all our Pedal Partners, families and loved ones for inspiring us every day!

 

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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.

Routes

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.

    • Plan out snacks, fluids, breaks, and attention to weather.
    • Remember your masks and hand washing.

Create your Rider bike tag and “Why I PMC” signs and away you go!! (PDF downloads coming soon!)

  • Rider bike tag (coming soon!)
    • A printable PDF bike tag that riders can print out, color in and put on their bike for their virtual rides. These are generic bike tags, so children can get creative!
  • Why I PMC signs (coming soon!)
    • A printable PDF Why I PMC sign that riders can print out and share why they are riding. They can express this through words or phrases or by coloring in the page. 
    • We encourage parents to share their children’s Why I PMC signs on social media and in emails to donors to spread the word and raise money for their child’s virtual ride.

Create your own “ride of positivity” and share your experience with others.

  • Use #PMCKids #PMCReimagined and tag @eastonpmckidsride and @pan-mass challenge (Facebook) and @panmass (Instagram/Twitter) in all of your social media posts
  • Take photos with their Why I PMC signs and share on social media. Use #WhyIPMC with these posts. 

 

Register to Ride Virtual

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.

Fundraising

Virtual riders do not have a fundraising commitment, however we encourage all riders to set a fundraising goal to help raise money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. 100% of all rider-raised dollars will go directly to lifesaving cancer research and treatment.

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. 

  • All Star – $100+, riders will receive a PMC Kids Rides pennant
  • Heavy Hitter – $400+, riders will receive a PMC hat
  • Breakaway Fundraiser – $900+, riders will receive an item in the PMC store

Fundraising Tips

  • Customize your rider profile page (set a goal, include why you are riding and a photo)
  • Set up a Facebook Fundraiser
  • Start your fundraising early
  • Send out hand-written letters or emails to your friends and family
Click here for more fundraising tips

Donate

100 percent of all rider-raised dollars go directly to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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!

Safety

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!

  1. Wear a properly-fitted helmet.
  2. Ride with a parent or guardian.
  3. Hands should remain on handlebars.
  4. Never wear any kind of headphones. You need to hear clearly.
  5. When passing, make sure to yell “on your left!”
  6. If you need to slow down or stop to cross an intersection or obstacle, yell “slowing” or “stopping” to alert those behind you.

Volunteers

Since the ride has gone virtual, we do not have any volunteer opportunities this year. The PMC encourages all volunteers to consider becoming a PMC Virtual Rider. 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 kids@pmc.org

Local Sponsors

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! Coming soon!

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 4julies@gmail.com if you have questions about how your business can support this fundraiser, bringing together community to celebrate.

Host Sponsors

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EASTON 

 

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Join us as a Sponsor!

We appreciate all our Easton PMC Kids Ride sponsors and community supporters who help make this a fun community event each year while raising money for pediatric and adult patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through The Jimmy Fund. THANK YOU! We cannot do this without Community Support and Sponsorships!

Questions about Sponsorship Opportunities? PMC Kids Ride Easton Coordinator, Julie Paquin

Offers and messages to be included in virtual “Goodie Bag” must be received by July 31st.