The Wellesley PMC Kids Ride, a junior version of the bigger Pan-Mass Challenge event that raises millions for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute each August, is once again being shepherded by Wellesley High School students for their senior project. The PMC Kids Ride (Facebook page here) will take place on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, from 8-10:30am at Wellesley High School.
Aidan Braun and Jake Robertson, with guidance from the PMC organization and Cathy Jones, are handling everything from marketing to coordinating sponsors to pretty much all other details designed to result in what Robertson anticipates will be “a truly hitch-free event.” The young men have committed to a combined 50 hours a week to make the event a success.
“On a personal level, Aidan and I are constantly learning and improving our organizational skills, and ability to succeed under sometimes overwhelming workloads,” Robertson says. “Aidan and I were already close friends before we started this project, but we are also learning to appreciate our differences and combine our skills in synergy to work as a true unit.”
Registration costs $20 and the fundraising minimum for participants is $25 (that covers your t-shirt and other event costs). But the PMC Kids Ride has more ambitious fundraising goals: $50 for ages 3-5, $75 for ages 6-8, and $125 for ages 9-12.
Robertson emphasizes that the main goal of the event is for kids to have fun while raising funds for cancer research, but also notes that it might be an opportunity to either give Mom some relaxation time on Mother’s Day morning, or provide something for the whole family to do with the kids that morning.
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