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2020 Virtual PMC Kids Rides

Hingham-South Shore

 

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Event Details

  • Virtual Ride: October 2-4, 2020
  • Registration fee: None
  • Required fundraising minimum: None, but riders are encouraged to fundraise
  • Contact: southshorepmc@gmail.com

Welcome

The ride this year will be VIRTUAL! Join us October 2-4 as we celebrate the PMC Kids Rides community. While we can’t be together physically this year, your family can get involved in the PMC Kids Rides mission by signing up as virtual riders.

Riders are encouraged to get creative when deciding what their virtual PMC Kids Ride means to them. Whether it is a socially distant ride around the neighborhood, hitting a mileage goal or going on a long bike ride with family, it is up to you! Plan your virtual ride with us on October 2-4 for our PMC Kids Rides celebration or ride another weekend - either way we hope that you will join us as we raise money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute!

Please make sure to follow all public health regulations and guidelines for your area, while practicing safe social distancing. See the “Safety” section below for more tips.


Thank you to the 2019 riders, volunteers, parents and sponsors. Thanks to your hard work, the 2019 Hingham-South Shore PMC Kids Ride raised more than $97,000 with 555 riders!

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.

Download the rider bike tag and have your kids write their name and color it in before placing it on their bike.

Since 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 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. 

  • 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

Rider Bike Tag / Why I PMC

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

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 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 request your fundraising be directed towards the Hingham-South Shore PMC Kids Ride by emailing kids@pmc.org

Pedal Partners

The PMC Pedal Partner Program is a wonderful way for riders to connect with a child who has been affected by cancer. PMC Pedal Partners are pediatric oncology patients at the Jimmy Fund Clinic who are paired with PMC Kids Rides or PMC teams.

Julian from Quincy

image_thumbnail.ashxJulian is a 3.5 year old from Quincy, Massachusetts. He loves puppies, M&Ms, playing with his older brother Eli and playing with cars and trucks. In November of 2014, just after his first birthday, Julian was diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma, pediatric liver cancer. After an attempted tumor resection and 8 rounds of chemotherapy, he was listed for a liver transplant, which he received in May 2015. He finished his cancer treatments in July 2015, and although he will always receive follow-up for his transplant, he is doing well. He is now able to be an active and happy toddler who enjoys life to the fullest!

Poppy from Marshfield

Screen Shot 2017-04-28 at 10.27.43 AMPoppy is a sweet, engaging 5-year-old with a fantastic sense of humor! She lives in Marshfield with her dad, mom, little sister Hazel, and her dog Penny. 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 six months 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.

Sophia from Quincy

image_thumbnail.ashx-2Sophia is 10 years old and lives in Quincy, MA. She lives with her mom, dad, and her 6-year-old sister Zoe. Sophia is in the fifth 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.

Elena from Whitman

image_thumbnail.ashx-3Elena is a happy, healthy and active 8-year-old girl in second grade! On July 1, 2011, when she was two years old, Elena was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). She was inpatient at Children’s Hospital for 45 days and then received treatment at the Jimmy Fund Clinic until August 9, 2013, when she had her last dose of chemo!

She will be four years off treatment in August 2017. She is still seen at the Jimmy Fund every 6 months and we are hoping she will go down to once a year at her next visit. She loves swimming, going on vacation and spending time with her family and friends. She looks forward to the South Shore Kids ride and cheering on Team Perini every year. See you all in August! Go Team Perini!