One of the greatest assets of our South Boston community is that we are generous with our time and money, and we do our best to instill this in our children, too.
Well, next Saturday, June 25th it’s all about the kids and cycling as Southie kids Max and Aiden Milan cycle around Pope John Park for the Boston Kids PMC Ride to raise money for Dana Farber. Aiden Milan, who is 10, is a 6 year survivor of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, or ALL.
“We are so blessed to have Dana-Farber and The Jimmy Fund in our city. Aiden received amazing care, and is now completely cancer-free. We love supporting the PMC Ride because 100% of the money raised goes to fight cancer at Dana-Farber. And there’s proof it works. When Aiden was diagnosed the “cure rate” was around 70% and today it is at 96% in just 6 years! That is truly amazing and something we are thrilled to support,” said Erin Milan – Aiden’s mom.
Next Saturday’s ride is strictly a kids event, and details can be found here.
Registration starts at 9 am (or pre-register online) and cycling starts at 10 am. There’s loads of fun after the ride including raffle prizes and a barbeque generously sponsored by Erin and Butch Milan’s company, Daman Distribution. Riders must commit to raising $25.00 for the event separate from the registration fee.
So get the helmets on, grab the sunscreen and kiddos and spend next Saturday morning doing something that teaches the kids the value and satisfaction in giving back. The organizers’ have a goal of raising $10,000!
The entrance to the park is at Gallivan Boulevard near the Neponset Bridge in Dorchester.