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2019 PMC Kids Rides

Sandwich

Sunday, May 19, 2019
Sandwich Marina / Harbormaster's Office

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Event Details

  • Sunday, May 19, 2019
  • Sandwich Marina / Harbormaster's Office
  • 8 to 11 am
  • Ages 3 to 14
  • Registration Fee: $20
  • Required fundraising minimum: $30, suggested: $50 (minimum due day of ride)
  • Early Check-In for Riders & Volunteers
    • Saturday, May 18 @ BBC Sandwich 5 to 8 pm
  • Contact: Kevin Sareault 

Welcome to the Sandwich PMC Kids Ride!

The Sandwich PMC Kids Ride is a mini-bike-a-thon for children ages 3-14. It provides kids the opportunity to participate in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) mission of raising money for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) in Boston, just like adults that ride the "Big PMC."

PMC Kids Rides are a blast for kids, friends and family! It also engages youth in philanthropy, instills the value of working for the benefit of others and promotes physical fitness. Most importantly, 100% of all PMC Kids rider-raised funds go directly to Dana Farber Cancer Institute to support cancer treatment and research.

Established in 2017, this will be the 3rd annual Sandwich PMC Kids Ride. In 2017, 62 riders collectively rode more than 600 miles and raised $20,193. In 2018, 101 riders together rode more than 925 miles while raising $34,598. We encourage you to join the fun and help us reach our 2019 goal of $40,000 for the Jimmy Fund.

Every family has been touched by cancer. PMC Kids provides an awesome venue for kids to honor both loved ones lost too soon and those who continue to inspire us as they live with cancer.  We hope you will join us for this year's ride. Thank you,

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Schedule of Events

Sunday, May 19, 2019
  • 8 am: Rider Check-In
  • 8:45 am: Opening Ceremony
  • 9 am: Rides begin
  • 11 am: All rides finish

Routes

Riders can choose one of four routes:

  • Powerplant / Striper Spin – A supervised ride on the Cape Cod Canal Path for little ones aged 3-6 and those on more than 2 wheels.
  • The Sagamore – 4 miles (Sagamore Bridge & return)
  • The Bourne – 10 miles (Bourne Bridge & return)
  • The 3 Bridge Canal Challenge – 13 miles (Railroad Bridge & return)

Riders will set off from the Sandwich Harbormaster Office Parking Lot and ride the Cape Cod Canal Path. Riders can ride as far as they want but are encouraged to set a goal and choose ‘their bridge’ based on age and ability. Riders will be sent off in waves to avoid congestion on the path. There will be adult volunteers on the path to ensure the safety of all riders.

Register to Ride

Registration is limited to 125 riders so be sure to register early so you don't miss out! 

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. During registration there is the option to join or create a team, as well as create a family page. Parents will need to sign a waiver and commit to the $30 fundraising minimum per rider.

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. 

'47  supports the 2019 PMC Kids Rides program. Riders who register for the Sandwich PMC Kids Ride and pay a $20 registration fee will receive a $20 coupon to the Jersey St. store (19 Jersey St., Boston, MA) in their registration packet. Certain restrictions apply, coupons expire December 31, 2019). 

Fundraising

The fundraising minimum for each rider is $30 and is due day of ride. 

Riders who go above and beyond with their fundraising will be recognized Heavy Hitters or Breakaway Fundraisers and will receive a special gift in recognition of their fundraising efforts. 

  • Heavy Hitter – $300+ (riders will receive a sack pack)
  • Breakaway Fundraiser– $800+ (riders will receive a backpack)

Fundraising Tips

  • Customize your rider profile page (include why you are riding and a photo)
  • Start your fundraising early
  • Send out hand-written letters or emails to your friends and family
  • Host a fundraising party
  • Use social media to spread the word
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

  1. Wear a properly-fitted helmet (children and adults must wear helmets if they are riding).
  2. Ride in control – this is not a race.
  3. Hands should remain on handlebars.
  4. Never wear any kind of headphones. You need to hear clearly.
  5. Follow the ride guides and volunteers.
  6. When passing, make sure to yell “on your left!”
  7. If you need to slow down or stop to cross an intersection or obstacle, yell “slowing” or “stopping” to alert those behind you.

Each PMC Kids Ride has a licensed medical professional on site. 

Register to Volunteer

To ensure a safe, successful ride, we need adults and young adults (ages 15 and up) to act as volunteers. Please sign up as a volunteer to see the available positions and to register as a volunteer. All volunteers receive a PMC volunteer shirt.

Pedal Partner

We are honored to have Isaac as this year’s Sandwich PMC Kids Ride Pedal Partner. The PMC Pedal Partner program is a wonderful way for riders to connect with a child who has cancer and bring real meaning to their participation in the event. We invite you to read a little about Isaac and learn how his bravery inspires us to ride, volunteer and fundraise for this important cause.

IMG_7353-2Isaac is 4 years old and lives on Cape Cod with his parents and little brother. Isaac was diagnosed with ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukemia) on March 3, 2017, at just 3 years old. Initially, he spent 35 days at Boston Children's Hospital enduring intensive chemotherapy. Later he spent another 19 days at BCH for complications and treatment.

The first year Isaac went to the Jimmy Fund Clinic weekly to receive chemo, blood transfusions etc. He now gets chemo at home and only has to go to the clinic every third week. Isaac is 14 months into his two-year treatment. Isaac loves playing with his 3-year-old brother and hopes to be a fireman someday.

Sandwich PMC Kids is #IsaacStrong

Sponsors

 

Thank you to the following businesses for generously supporting the 2018 Sandwich PMC Kids Raffle!

  • The Adventure Park at Heritage Gardens
  • All Calls Pest Control
  • Baxter's Boathouse
  • Boston Red Sox
  • British Beer Company
  • Café Chew
  • Candlewick Press
  • Cape Cod Beach Chair
  • Cape Cod Beer
  • Cape Cod Clutches
  • Cape Cod Coffee
  • Cape Cod Field Hockey Club
  • Cape Codder Resort
  • Centerville Pie Company
  • Christmas Tree Shops
  • Designs by Tara Ring
  • Fisherman's View
  • Four Seas Ice Cream
  • Fitbit
  • Gallo Ice Rink
  • Goodnight Books Publishing
  • Grangier Pottery
  • Island Queen Ferry
  • Modern Vintage
  • Moto Pizza
  • Pilothouse Restaurant
  • RHEOS Sunglasses
  • Rideaway Kayak
  • Riverview Café
  • Sandwich Hollows
  • Sandwich Recreation
  • Seaside Lavender
  • Titcomb's Bookshop
  • Upper Cape Cod Technical High School

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available and encouraged from individuals or corporations at four levels: Bronze ($250), Silver ($500), Gold ($750), Platinum ($1,000) and Lead Event (ask for details).

The Sandwich PMC Kids Ride promotes all sponsors to our riders, volunteers, and their families throughout the community. Sponsorships over $2,500 will be listed in the PMC yearbook.

Please help sponsor our event by clicking here. If you have any questions regarding sponsorship, please contact ride coordinator Kevin Sareault at krsareault@gmail.com