Youth philanthropy a goal of the PMC

Are your kids driving you crazy being stuck inside this winter?

 

Get ready to put all that pent-up energy to good use. It’s time to think about PMC Kids Rides.

 

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To include our younger generation in the fight against cancer, the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge has incorporated the PMC Kids Ride into fundraising for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. The PMC Kids Rides brings children into the PMC mission of philanthropy and physical activity.

 

The first Kids Ride was held in 1998 thanks to a determined brother-sister team who rode their bikes around their neighborhood. Today, we have some 30 youth events in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey and Maryland.

 

In 2008, 26 PMC Kids Rides attracted nearly 5,000 young cyclists who raised an impressive $728,000.

 

The PMC Kids Rides vary in course, mileage, and set-up.  Some PMC Kids Rides have music, games, and food. Other rides have silent auctions and face painting. But all PMC Kids Rides provide a day of family fun while helping a great cause.

 

The full list of this year’s events is below. But wait, if there’s not a kids ride in your town, you can start your own! Learn how.

 

Children who ride in the PMC Kids Ride are encouraged to raise as much money for cancer research as possible by requesting donations from family members, friends, and neighbors. Young cyclists are often funded for each mile they ride or for the total distance of the route. Some PMC Kids Rides may suggest a minimum fundraising contribution in order to participate. A $10 registration fee is collected from each participant.

 

PMC Kids Rides are presented by New Balance and Stop N Shop.

 

PMC Kids Rides will take place from May through September 2009.

 

 

 

5/16/2009

Manchester

5/17/2009

Natick

5/31/2009

Marblehead

5/31/2009

Westborough

5/31/2009

Wellesley-Weston

5/31/2009

Milton-Dorchester

6/6/2009

Stoughton

6/6/2009

Waltham

6/7/2009

Chatham

6/7/2009

Franklin

6/7/2009

Bolton

6/7/2009

Westwood

6/13/2009

Bedford

6/13/2009

Duxbury

6/14/2009

Concord

6/14/2009

Hingham

6/14/2009

Wilmington

6/14/2009

Exeter, NH

6/14/2009

Lawrenceville, NY

6/21/2009

Newton-Needham

8/22/2009

Parkton, MD

9/9/2009

Beverly

9/20/2009

New Castle, NH

 

Rides are also planned for: Medfield, Littleton, Mattapoisett, Norton, Leominster, Newburyport, Natick and Concord N.H. Those dates will be announced soon.

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