Showing posts with label PMC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PMC. Show all posts

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Franklin PMC Kids Ride shifts gears to virtual ride

"After initial plans to wheel back to an in-person event, the 15th annual PMC Franklin Kids Ride has backpedaled to being a fully virtual undertaking due to concerns about the latest COVID-19 surge.

"Sadly, due to delta (variant) and the increase in cases, PMC corporate decided to make all rides virtual and ride re-imagined," said one of the Franklin ride's organizers, Nancy Brogan, via email on Monday. "We want to keep them safe and healthy."

This event will still go off on the same day, just in a different direction."
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To sign up, or contribute to this fund raising effort visit -> https://kids.pmc.org/franklin

Franklin PMC Kids Ride shifts gears to virtual ride
Franklin PMC Kids Ride shifts gears to virtual ride

Sunday, July 11, 2021

PMC Kids Ride returns in September 2021

"WE'RE BACK!  
Please join us this fall for our 2021 ride (in person)!!!  It will be held on Sunday, September 19th at Jefferson Elementary School!  We would love to have you ride with us!  Registration is now open.  Get a team together and sign up today!!"


PMC Kids Ride returns in September 2021
PMC Kids Ride returns in September 2021


Monday, September 14, 2020

NEW DATE - October 2-4 for the PMC Franklin Kids Ride 2020 Re-imagined

In order to celebrate with the PMC Kids Ride Community, we have moved our ride to the weekend of October 2-4. Since the majority of the Massachusetts rides will be held this weekend, we can all ride VIRTUALLY together.  

Cancer isn’t taking the year off so neither is the the PMC Franklin Kids Ride. Kids can ride as much or as little as they want in their own neighborhood, on a bike path or anywhere they choose! It’s a great opportunity for them to be creative, have some fun, make it their own, and raise money to help find a cure for cancer. Get family, friends, and neighbors to register too. All local communities are encouraged to participate. 

There is no registration fee and no fundraising minimum and all money raised will go directly to support the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. These donations benefit research, treatment, and care for children and families impacted by cancer. 

Since 2006, PMC Franklin Kids ride has raised over $540,000 for the Jimmy fund and we look forward to adding to the total this year. Sign up today to be a virtual rider and/or donate at: https://kids.pmc.org/franklin

For more information, please contact Lisa Marchioni at lisabxyz@verizon.net

Many kids. One mission. Cure cancer. 

PMC Franklin Kids Ride 2020
PMC Franklin Kids Ride 2020


Monday, August 31, 2020

PMC Kids Ride goes Virtual - Sep 19-20

PMC Franklin Kids Ride 2020 is re-imagined !

Cancer isn't taking the year off so neither is the the PMC Franklin Kids Ride. This year's ride will be a VIRTUAL ride on the weekend of September 19-20. Kids can ride as much or as little as they want in their own neighborhood, on a bike path or anywhere they choose! It's a great opportunity for them to be creative, have some fun, make it their own, and raise money to help find a cure for cancer. 

Get family, friends, and neighbors to register too. All local communities are encouraged to participate. There is no registration fee and no fundraising minimum and all money raised will go directly to support the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. 

These donations benefit research, treatment, and care for children and families impacted by cancer. Since 2006, PMC Franklin Kids ride has raised over $540,000 for the Jimmy fund and we look forward to adding to the total this year. Sign up today to be a virtual rider and/or donate at:https://kids.pmc.org/franklin

For more information, please contact Lisa Marchioni at lisabxyz@verizon.net

Many kids. One mission. Cure cancer.

PMC Kids Ride goes Virtual - Sep 19-20
PMC Kids Ride goes Virtual - Sep 19-20


Saturday, August 1, 2020

“There’s a lot riding on us”

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Pan-Mass Challenge 2020 Reimagined — a virtual version of the 40-year-old bike-a-thon that raises millions of dollars each year for the fight against cancer — will get underway Saturday.

The annual bike-a-thon, which usually kicks off in Sturbridge, is going virtual for the first time due to social distancing guidelines and other protocols because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The organization’s traditional ride typically includes 12 routes spanning 25 to 192 miles over the first weekend of every August.

This year, participants will ride or show their support through individual activities — on or off the bike — with the goal of raising $41 million in support of lifesaving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The PMC donates 100% of every rider-raised dollar to Dana-Farber as its largest single contributor, accounting for 57% of its Jimmy Fund’s annual revenue."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20200731/pan-mass-challenge-goes-virtual-saturday?rssfeed=true

 There are a  number of Franklin riders, if you haven't contributed to the cause you can do so online  https://www.pmc.org/reimagined

 
“There’s a lot riding on us”  https://www.pmc.org/reimagined
“There’s a lot riding on us”  https://www.pmc.org/reimagined

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

“We make it a celebration of what they’ve accomplished”

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Kids in Franklin have shown that you don’t have to be big to accomplish great things. 
For the past 12 years, youths ages 3 to 14 have put their feet to work kicking cancer, pedaling their bikes each June in the Franklin PMC Kids Ride and putting their town in the third spot statewide for fundraising power. 
“We’ve been up there for the last several years,” says Sharon Baryluk, a Franklin mom who has been on the Franklin PMC Ride planning committee since the beginning. 
Her kids have aged out of the event, but she and her fellow organizers feel compelled to continue their mission: To encourage children to ride their bikes and give back to the community, “instilling the value of working for the benefit of others and promote athletic fitness and physical activity,” all while helping the Dana Farber Institute through its Jimmy Fund with the funding it needs for life-saving cancer research and treatment."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20190610/franklin-pmc-kids-ride-one-of-states-tops-fundraisers

Riders and volunteers can register and donate online at www.kids.pmc.org/franklin

Franklin PMC Kids Ride
Franklin PMC Kids Ride

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

In the News: Franklin PMC Kids Ride; “A Berry Fine Art Show”

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

Franklin PMC (Pan Mass Challenge) Kids Ride
"The Franklin PMC (Pan Mass Challenge) Kids Ride will be held from 8 a.m. to noon June 16, one of more than 35 PMC Kids Rides throughout the New England area. 
The Franklin PMC Kids Ride will start and finish at the Jefferson School, 628 Washington St. 
Kids can select from a 3, 6 or 10-mile course. They will also enjoy an after-ride celebration with music, games, food and more. Younger participants, not yet on two wheels, can participate in the Tikes and Trikes course in a contained area at the school. This area has several stations and activities for the little ones, including a car wash, gas station, snack stand, craft table, face painting and more. 
There is a $10 registration fee and a $30 fundraising minimum for all riders. Riders can ride solo, start a team or join a team."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20190603/strongfranklin-pmc-kids-ride-plannedstrong

Franklin PMC (Pan Mass Challenge) Kids Ride
Franklin PMC (Pan Mass Challenge) Kids Ride (courtesy photo)


“A Berry Fine Art Show”
"The Franklin Art Association will hold its Spring/Summer Fine Art Exhibition and Sale, “A Berry Fine Art Show,” from June 14-16 at the Rockland Trust Annex, 44 Main St. 
The show, which is free and open to the public, will kick off on Friday from 4-8 p.m., coinciding with Franklin Downtown Partnership’s Strawberry Stroll. 
The Fine Art Exhibition and Sale includes works in oil, acrylic, water media, photography, pastel, charcoal and mixed media. In addition to the exhibited works, small works and unframed art will be available for purchase."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20190603/strongfranklin-art-association-to-hold-springsummer-fine-art-exhibition-strong

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Get Ready to Ride in the Franklin PMC Kids Ride - Jun 16

The 13th annual Franklin PMC Kids Ride will be held on Sunday, June 16, from 8 AM to 12 PM. The Franklin ride is one of more than 35 PMC Kids Rides throughout the New England area. Last year, the Franklin ride attracted more than 230 young cyclists between the ages of 3 and 14, who rode between 3 and 10 miles. The ride raised more than $58,000, exceeding their goal for cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Altogether, the PMC Kids Rides program has raised more than $9 million since their first ride in 1998. This year's goal is $60,000.

This ride is a unique event that motivates kids to learn about the importance of giving back, introduces them volunteerism and fundraising, and offers a way for children to become part of the PMC mission in a safe and athletic way. 100% of every rider-raised dollar goes directly to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. These donations benefit research, treatment, and care for children and families impacted by cancer.

The Franklin PMC Kids Ride will will start and end at the Jefferson School, located at 628 Washington Street in Franklin. Kids can select from a 3, 6, or 10-mile course. They will also enjoy an after-ride celebration with music, games, food, and more. Younger participants, not yet on two wheels, can partake in the Tikes and Trikes course in a contained area at the school. This area has several fun stations and activities for the little ones, including a car wash, gas station, snack stand, craft table, face painting, and more. There is a $10 registration fee and a $30 fundraising minimum for all riders.

Riders and volunteers can register, and donations can be made online at www.kids.pmc.org/franklin. All local communities are encouraged to participate. For more information about the ride or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lisa Marchioni at lisabxyz@verizon.net

Many kids. One mission. Cure cancer.





balloon arch for starting line 2014
balloon arch for starting line 2014

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Indoor Cycling Fundraiser - Apr 28

What: A three hour cycling fundraiser for the Pan Mass Challenge with New England Patriots Captain Matthew Slater. Matthew will be signing autographs and taking pictures with all riders. 100% of all monies raised will go directly to the Pan Mass Challenge/Dana Farber Cancer Institute. The event will be led by six fun and talented instructors!

Where: The Adirondack Club, 800 Chestnut St, Franklin, MA 02038

When: Sunday, April 28th from 1:00pm-4:00pm

How to Register: Registration should be done in person at the front desk of the Adirondack Club. Riders can register for a one, two or three hour ride. Non members are welcome!

Donation: It costs $100.00 for one hour, $200.00 for two hours, or $300.00 for three hours. Once you are registered, please follow the information below to make your donation. Donations must be made within 24 hours of registration and be received prior to the event. There will be prizes for the biggest fundraisers.

How to Pay: Payment can be done online by following the directions below:

1. Go to PMC website at www.pmc.org
2. Click on red Donate icon on right top of page.
3. Under “Enter a Rider’s name or EgiftID below”, enter “Team Phil’s Phriends”
4. Click on “Find a Rider”.
5. Click on “Team Phil’s Phriends, Needham, MA”
6. Enter donation amount

If you would prefer to pay by check, please make checks payable to the PMC/Phil’s Phriends and mail them to Carolyn Bohmiller, 205 Jordan Rd, Franklin, MA 02038.

If you have friends or family who would like to donate before or after the event, please provide them the instructions above to donate online, mail their checks to the above address, or bring their checks made out to the PMC/Phil’s Phriends with you on the day of the ride. If they are donating online, have them mention the rider’s name in the comment section.

Remember to bring some cash with you to try to win some great raffle items! The raffle will be open on Saturday, April 27 from 7:00-11:00 AM and again on Sunday, April 28 from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

Food and drinks will be available for all riders.

Please contact Deb Simpson at dsimpson@adirondackclub.com or Carolyn Bohmiller at cbohmiller@yahoo.com if you have any further questions.
We look forward to seeing you on the 28th!


Indoor Cycling Fundraiser - Apr 28
Indoor Cycling Fundraiser - Apr 28

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Join Matthew Slater For A VIP Indoor Cycling Fundraiser - Apr 28


SAVE THE DATE
SUNDAY, APRIL 28 - 1-4 PM
RAISE FUNDS AND HAVE FUN!
With Patriots Captain Matthew Slater!
You don't want to miss this! We are planning an amazing indoor cycling event to support the Pan Mass Challenge/Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

The Fundraising Part - All proceeds will be donated to Phil's Phriends and 100% of all monies raised go directly to the Pan Mass Challenge!

The Fun Part - We will be joined by Patriots Captain, Matthew Slater! All riders will get a photo with Matthew and can bring an item for him to sign! And we have an official Super Bowl LI jersey to be raffled off!

The Details - Sunday, April 28, from 1-4 PM in our awesome Cycle Zone Studio! Ride the entire three hours or recruit a team and share your ride! Minimum donation is $300 per bike; suggested donation $500.

Mark your calendars, make your plans, build your team
 and get ready to ride!

Watch for more details coming soon!

The Adirondack Club | 800 Chestnut Street, Franklin, MA 02038

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Monday, August 6, 2018

In the News: competition for Senator Ross' seat; PMC rides through Franklin; A resident against bag ban in Natick

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"The Sept. 4 primary for the state Senate race is fast approaching, and three Democrats are vying for the chance to challenge incumbent Republican Richard Ross of Wrentham for the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District Senate seat. 
The district covers parts of Wellesley and Needham, as well as sections of Franklin, Millis, Norfolk, Plainville, Wrentham, Attleboro, North Attleborough, Natick, Sherborn and Wayland."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20180805/three-democrats-aim-to-unseat-senator-richard-ross


"Before hundreds of cyclists rolled into the Jefferson Elementary School, Kevin Lydon held back tears. 
Lydon was a volunteer at Saturday’s water stop for cyclists participating in the annual Pan-Mass Challenge to raise money for cancer treatment and research. 
Lydon, a Mansfield resident, choked up when he said his cancer returned last month. He had been in remission before a surgical oncologist told him his lymphoma is back. The diagnosis has not been confirmed, although test results are expected this week."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20180805/pmc-ride-makes-stop-in-franklin-outpouring-of-love-for-those-lost-to-cancer


"A resident is on a crusade to repeal the town’s plastic bag regulation, and he’s meeting with town officials to state his case. 
Brent Longtin called it “a disaster,” and he wants officials to encourage residents to focus on re-usable bags. 
Natick’s policy allows plastic bags with a minimum thickness of 2 millimeters. Retailers can also provide bags made of recycled paper or reusable bags made of cloth or other washable fabric."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20180805/resident-calls-naticks-plastic-bag-regulation-disaster



Sunday, July 29, 2018

21 riders from Franklin in the PMC

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"On Aug. 4-5, 21 riders from Franklin will cycle up to 192 miles in the Pan-Mass Challenge with the goal of raising $52 million for critical cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. 
Franklin residents participating are Jeffrey Alers, Justin Andrews, Robert Balducci, Jack Basile, Ted Basile, Mark Berthiaume, Gary Borchard, Tim Brightman, Allen Caswell, Steven Cohn, Kevin Collins, Lisa Cronin, William Cupelo, Brett Edmunds, Kenneth Fausnacht, Mark Greco, Colleen Healey, Rachel Kirchner, Gerard Koelsch, Jeff Lannon, Lauren Lannon, Scott Larosa, Joseph Lazarek, John Manning, Mark McAuliffe, Joannie McLean, Dylan Metcalf, Paul Metcalf, Martin Middelmann, Lee Mulligan, Steve Nelson, Jeff Nutting, Michele Pearl, John Peters, Jeffrey Roy, Joanne Schaefer, Ray Scharlacken, Gary Schneider, Jeanne Scoba, Karen Shaw, Hunter Smith, Chris Sullivan, Richard Walsh and Heidi Winiker."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://franklin.wickedlocal.com/news/20180727/strongfranklin-residents-to-participate-in-pan-mass-challengestrong

PMC.org/
PMC.org/

Related post on the PMC riding through Franklin
http://www.franklinmatters.org/2018/07/panmass-challenge-rides-through.html

the riders arrive at Remington-Jefferson in Aug 2013
the riders arrive at Remington-Jefferson in Aug 2013

Monday, July 23, 2018

PanMass Challenge rides through Franklin Aug 4

In the build up to the PanMass Challenge which is scheduled for Aug 4-5, the Milford Daily News will be sharing profiles of local riders.

Representative Jeff Roy appears in this issue
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20180722/pan-mass-challenge-profile-state-rep-roy-rides-for-his-late-colleagues

I know of several riders from the area and my work connections who are riding in this worthy event. You can contribute to the fund raising online at

PMC.org/

PMC.org/
PMC.org/

Franklin also is a rest stop for riders on the route from Sturbridge to Provincetown. If you have a chance to get to the Remington Jefferson School complex on Saturday morning, Aug 4, the early riders usually start coming in about 7 AM and then the peak is usually between 8 and 10. It is quite an experience!


the riders arrive at Remington-Jefferson in Aug 2013
the riders arrive at Remington-Jefferson in Aug 2013
You can explore posts over the years on the PMC ride through Franklin
http://www.franklinmatters.org/search?q=pmc%2C+remington

Monday, July 9, 2018

In the News: Councilor Jones delayed in Haiti; Brightman cutting wood to fund raise for cancer

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Franklin Town Councilor Glenn Jones was stranded in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti Sunday, where protests escalated over the weekend after a government-backed spike in fuel prices. 
The U.S. Embassy in Haiti issued an advisory urging American travelers there to shelter in place and not to travel to the airport unless they had a scheduled flight. Jones, an electrician, is there working as a volunteer on a building project at a girls orphanage in Leogane, Haiti, where he has volunteered previously through his church. He began the work on Thursday. He and his daughter, Jillian, 17, were in Haiti in April on a similar mission at the same facility. 
Sunday’s advisory followed a slew of demonstration alerts issued by the U.S. State Department in recent days as unrest over fuel prices escalated."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20180708/franklin-councilor-faces-upheaval-in-haiti


"Cancer seems to strike a chord with everyone. But harmony is found with a much different cord in Tim Brightman’s backyard. 
For $150, people from Franklin and surrounding communities can have a quarter cord of wood trucked over to their house by Brightman. All proceeds go to the Jimmy Fund through Brightman’s Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) fundraising efforts. 
“If you order a quarter cord of wood to be delivered to your house, you’re going to pay the same price with me as you would with anyone else,” Brightman said. “But all of my money goes to charity. So take your wood and make a donation.” 
Brightman has been raising money for the PMC for 30 years, about half of his life. He starting raising money for cancer soon after his brother, Steve, died at age 36 after a battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma early in life, before a deadly encounter with melanoma later on."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20180706/franklin-man-is-axing-lot-to-fight-cancer

To donate for this cause  http://profile.pmc.org/tb0006

Monday, May 21, 2018

Franklin PMC Kids Ride planned - June 10

Are you looking for a fun event to do with your children while coming together as a community to help fight cancer? Come join Franklin's 12th annual PMC Kids Ride being held on Sunday, June 10. The Franklin PMC Kids Ride will be one of more than 35 PMC Kids Rides throughout the New England area. 

Last year, the Franklin ride attracted over 250 young cyclists between the ages of 3 and 14, who rode between 3 and 10 miles. The ride exceeded their fundraising goal and raised more than $55,000 for cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The ride offers a way for children to become part of the PMC mission by involving them in volunteerism and fundraising in a safe and athletic way.

The Franklin PMC Kids Ride will be held on Sunday, June 10 from 8 AM to 12 PM, and will start and end at the Remington/Jefferson School, 628 Washington Street in Franklin. Kids can select from a 3, 6 or 10-mile course. Younger participants not yet on 2 wheels can take part in the Tikes and Trikes course in a contained area at the school. 

There is a $10 registration fee and a $30 fundraising minimum. There will be a party after the ride, with music, games, food, face painting and more.

Register on line at http://www.kids.pmc.org/franklin.aspx. All local communities are encouraged to participate. 

For more information, contact Lisa Marchioni at lisabxyz@verizon.net

kids.pms.org/franklin
http://www.kids.pmc.org/franklin.aspx

Sunday, April 8, 2018

PMC Kids Scavenger Hunt - April 28

Whose ready for a Scavenger Hunt? 

Join us for this fun Community Event that raises money for a good cause. All profits will go towards this year’s PMC Franklin Kids' Ride/Dana Farber Cancer Institute. 

PMC Kids Scavenger Hunt - April 28 (courtesy photo)
PMC Kids Scavenger Hunt -
April 28 (courtesy photo)
Grab your friends, co-workers or significant others and form a team (one carload). Be creative, name your team and dress the part.


Reach out to Lisa Marchioni at lisabxyz@verizon.net for more info or to reserve a spot. This is a 21+ event.


You can find out more about the PMC Kids ride online
http://www.kids.pmc.org/franklin.aspx

You can follow the event on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/events/242752642962902/


Friday, August 4, 2017

In the News: beavers at DelCarte, PMC rides through Franklin

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Local officials are weighing what to do with a colony of beavers whose natural handiwork threatens an earthen berm at DelCarte Reservation off Pleasant Street. 
An expert from ESS Group, an environmental engineering firm, walked around the ponds and other parts of the reservation on April 7 looking for signs of beaver busywork. After discovering that the critters were indeed making themselves at home, ESS installed a motion-activated camera for 13 days. 
Four beaver lodges were found along the shoreline, two of which appear to be in use. One dam in the area is blocking water flow from the upper basin to the southern basin. The dam is flooding trees near a berm on the upper basin, or pond, according to an ESS study. That could be a problem if the berm continues to flood."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20170803/franklin-beavers-raising-water-worries



"Thousands of bike tires will meet with hundreds of miles of pavement across Massachusetts during the 38th annual Pan Mass Challenge this weekend. 
The ride starts tomorrow and continues until Sunday – Over 6,000 cyclists from eight different countries gathered in Massachusetts for the bike race this year. The ride will begin on 5:30 a.m on Saturday and on Sunday and go until 7 p.m. 
The Pan Mass Challenge, or PMC, is a fundraiser for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. To date, PMC has raised almost $550 million for early-cancer research. The PMC raises more money than any other athletic fundraiser in the country. 
There will be water stops for cyclists in Franklin, Wrentham, Foxbourough, Whitinsville, and Wellesley. The stops are known to cause car traffic, as hundreds on cyclists will be making their way down dozens of the area roads.

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20170803/local-cyclists-ready-for-pan-mass-challenge

The water stop in Franklin is at the Remington-Jefferson School complex. It is worth an early trip there to see the riders come through. Some of the early riders will get there about 7:30 AM and the bulk of the pack arrives between 8 and 10 AM according to my recall of prior visits.

A slideshow of photos from the water stop in 2013 can be found here

PMC_entrance8
A slideshow of photos from the water stop in 2013

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Limited Edition PMC 2017 Collection - only available online!



 The 2017 PMC Collection is here!
Items will only be available online this year

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The PMC Collection can be used as a fundraising tool for you and your team!

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