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Pan-Massachusetts Challenge organizes "Kids Rides" to raise money for cancer research

Posted by Laura Gomez  April 22, 2013 03:31 PM

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Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) Kids Rides needs tots, teens and in-betweens to spin their wheels and raise money for cancer research and treatment. This spring, summer and fall, 38 PMC Kids Rides will be held throughout New England and beyond, offering a way for children to become a part of the PMC mission, according to a press release.

The rides range from loops around the block to a 26-mile route. Post-ride parties feature DJs, refreshments, face painting, and silent auctions.

In 2012, 33 PMC Kids Rides attracted more than 4,400 young cyclists, 2,300 volunteers and 4,000 parents, raising $829,000 for the PMC.

Proceeds from the PMC Kids Rides will benefit the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, which supports adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund. PMC Kids Rides involve young people in volunteerism and fundraising in a safe and athletic way.

Sunday, May 5
PMC Shrewsbury-Grafton Kids Ride
9 a.m. to noon
Brookwood School, 1 Brookwood Road, Manchester
Open to cyclists ages 3 to 13 and volunteers ages 14 and up
There is a $10 registration fee and a $25 fundraising minimum.

Sunday, May 12
PMC Belmont Kids Ride
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Belmont Hill School, 350 Prospect Street, Belmont
Open to cyclists ages 3 to 12
There is a $15 registration fee and a $25 fundraising minimum.

Sunday, May 19
PMC Dover-Sherborn Kids Ride
9 a.m. to noon
Dover-Sherborn Middle School, 155 Farm Street, Dover, Mass.
Open to cyclists ages 3 to 14
There is a $15 registration fee and a $25 fundraising minimum.

PMC Framingham Kids Ride
8 a.m. to noon
Brophy School, 575 Pleasant Street, Framingham
Open to cyclists ages 3 to 12
There is a $10 registration fee and a $25 fundraising minimum.

PMC Natick Kids Ride
8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Belkin Lookout Farm, 89 Pleasant Street, Natick
Open to cyclists ages 2 to 12
There is a $10 registration fee and a $25 fundraising minimum.

Contributions can be made payable to the Pan-Mass Challenge. To register, visit http://kids.pmc.org. For more information, call 800-WE-CYCLE.

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