Monday, November 26, 2007

PMC 08

PMC Fundraising minimums and policy changes were announced today (and of course increased). All routes finishing in Provincetown have a $4,000 minimum requirement, while the one-day ride to Bourne is $3,000. (The Sunday Wellesley ride is the lowest at $1,300) Your reaction??

8 comments:

Tam Cronin said...

I think I'm done folks! I've been very lucky that my sponsors have generously gotten me over the top every year, but it gets harder to ask them year after year -- and the financial commitment is just too high.

capecodcowboy said...

I think I am done before I even got started! This increase makes it only a dream for me!!!! My hats off to all of you that can make it...I will either volunteer or cheer you guys on!
ATB
ccm

Lynda said...

It is looking like I will do it this year, but I don't know how much more I will be able to handle. I love this cause so much, and I hope that I won't have to make that decision too soon.

I'm a little sad right now.

Tam Cronin said...

I'll volunteer. :-)

Bruce K said...

Not sure what direction I am going.

1 Day rider

Virtual rider

SOme of my teammates are bailing and I am not sure how many of my business related supporters will still be there now that I am not at the business.

There is a very real possibility that I will devote this entire season to The Davis Phinney Foundation and the fight against Parkinson's Disease.

Bruce

Anonymous said...

Brian and I are oficially 'retired' from the PMC. We may volunteer.

-Lisa

Quadzilla said...

If the rate of funds passed on wasn't so high, I'd probably drop out from doing this, but that 99 and 100% numbers keep me pushing on.

I will be adding some yard sales (props to Brenda and her J.F. yard sales!) and possibly truck services in exchange for donation. I will continue the "Closer By The Pallet" program, where every empty wooden pallet that I return to my company, they kick in 1.25 donation to J.F.
And more companies outside of this area will be sent a PMC brochure - I think that the companies around here have been saturated by the sheer number of pmc'ers now.

I sure do hope that I see most of you folks on the ride! It is a steep mountain to climb, but so rewarding once you get to the top!

(sorry about the length of the post - you know me... ;)

- L

TAm said...

Lynda -- I agree that the pass thorough rate is a good incentive to keep riding -- but the yearly increase in the minimum is frustrating. I want to keep riding and supporting the Jimmy Fund. I really do! But the stress of the fundraising gets heavier and heavier as the minimum increases each year. I have raised more than $4,000 each year I've participated, however knowing that I HAVE to raise that much is stressful!! (Riding the one-day wasn't as satisfying to me. I felt like I only did half of the PMC last year.) I always find the fundraising to be tougher than the actual ride! Will I get the same support next year?? It's always a question in my mind. I've already pushed my sponsorship circle to the max. I am reluctant to take on another challenge. Guess I'm still on the fence -- leaning toward not riding.

Anyone ride today?? COLD!! Who went to breakfast at the Depot Diner??