2020 Virtual Granite State Quest
Details for the 2020 Ride
Date: Saturday, July 18, 2020 with a special kickoff zoom live video at 7:30 am
Start and Finish: Virtual at home
Distance: 25 or 50 miles
Fundraising Goals: $750 minimum per rider, $1,500 suggested
Event Goal: $150,000
About the Granite State Quest
The mission of the Granite State Quest is to raise funds to conquer childhood cancer. Partnering with the Massachusetts General Hospital, the funds raised by The Granite State Quest will be specifically directed towards pediatric cancer research developed and initiated by the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Unit of the Mass General Hospital for Children. The MGH team has world-renowned experience in treating leukemia, lymphomas and brain tumors.
Over the past 18 years, dedicated participants of the Granite State Quest have raised more than $1.7 million. Thanks to generous in-kind donations from many businesses, 100% of the funds raised by the riders has gone directly to pediatric cancer research and patient care at MGH.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- How can I sign up for the Granite State Quest?
- Can I create or join a team?
How much do I need to fundraise in order to participate in the Granite State Quest?
Riders are asked to raise a minimum amount of $750 with a recommended amount of $1,500. If you have any questions about fundraising, please contact us.
When do I need to register by to ensure I get a bike jersey?
To guarantee a bike jersey, you need to register by May 15.
- I have questions about using my web page or my fundraising dashboard. What can I do?
My account email and password won't work.
Please complete the recover password form and your information will be e-mailed to you. If you are having problems recovering your user name, please contact us.
How do I submit an offline donation?
We encourage all riders to solicit donations via their web pages for the fastest donation processing and most up to date totals. In the case of offline gifts, checks should be made payable to Massachusetts General Hospital, with "2020 Granite State Quest" and the rider's name in the memo field. Please mail offline gifts to:
Keith Erickson/GSQ Gifts
Mass General Development Office
125 Nashua Street, Suite 540
Boston, MA 02114
If you have question about offline donations, please contact us.
Can I personalize a system generated thank you?
Yes – to send a personalized thank you message to your sponsors just log in to your account and visit your dashboard.
I made a donation and want to ensure it is credited to the correct rider.
You must visit the rider’s page directly or use the search tab to locate the rider’s page to making a gift in support of a specific rider. Any gift made on the rider’s personal fundraising page will be credited to that person. The gift should appear immediately. If you have any issues with a gift appearing on the rider’s page, please contact us.
My company will match my gift; how do I start this process?
Many companies match charitable gifts made by their employees, retirees and directors. Please consult your company’s human resources department to learn if your workplace matches gifts to hospitals and how you can request a matching gift. Your company will contact Mass General directly to confirm your gift. For more information about matching gifts, please contact us.
How can a donation be listed as anonymous?
Your donor can choose to be anonymous when completing the gift form.
Can I make a donation in honor or in memory of someone?
Yes. After selecting a donation amount, please check the box next to "Dedicate my donation in honor or in memory of someone" and fill out the tribute form.