Heroes Come in All Sizes

Finally! Spring has sprung. It’s so freeing when we’re no longer cooped up inside. Not that there aren’t wonderful winter things to do outdoors, but for me, sporting bulky layers is not my idea of fun.

This will be my first spring with two very active kiddos, and I’m excited – bring it on! Aubrey, who’s eight, and Clara, who turns 5 next month, are both signed up to the hilt with sports and outdoorsy events. They love hiking, biking, and normally we have to drag them inside long after it gets dark. I love how their active lives keeps me active.

We recently found out about the PMC Kids Ride in Sandwich. This is the inaugural event for Upper Cape. The Lower Cape ride in Chatham, has been peddling for a cause for the past 12 years. Both events deserve a mention, so I’ll drag out my soapbox and climb up.

If you’re not familiar, the PMC (Pan-Mass Challenge) is a beast of a fundraiser that has been generating much needed research dollars for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for 37 years; except it’s just for adults. This PMC Kids Ride is designed for young riders (ages 3-14) to challenge themselves physically and what an amazing lesson of teaching our kids the value of working for the benefit of others. The PMC funnels 100% of every rider-raised dollar directly to the Jimmy Fund. With so many teaching opportunities and from what it sounds like will be a fun day along the canal with the family, this is one event I’m really looking forward to my girls participating in.

All the details and registration information for the Sandwich ride can be found here; Lower Cape ride info is here. I’m sure both organizations would welcome any donations, sponsors and/or volunteers. If you’re at the Sandwich ride, maybe I’ll see you there – I’ll be the proud Mama, you cant miss me.

About Cathy Summers

Cathy Summers is the Midday Host on 99.9 The Q and Afternoon Host on Cape Country 104.

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