Asheville, NC, August 05, 2015 –(PR.com)– Ride for Kids motorcyclists gathered in three states over the weekend and raised $103,927 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
The events in Michigan, New York and Pennsylvania honored 25 local brain tumor survivors on Aug. 2: Andrea, Andrew, Angel, Annabelle, Bo, Catie, Gianna, James, Jon, Jose, Josiah, Julie, Kimberly, Kirsten, Laura, Lindy, Molly, Paige, Ruth, Sean, Sonia, Stacy, Taylor, Zachary and Zachary L.
“When I was first diagnosed, my family was able to get information from the PBTF that helped us get answers to questions,” Kirsten told the crowd at the Western Pennsylvania Ride for Kids.
“Thanks to the research that the foundation helps fund I am now cancer free,” she said. “I still have some late effects, but I am going to college now thanks to the scholarship I received from the PBTF.”
Brain tumor survivors like Kirsten are Ride for Kids Stars. Event participants’ donations fund the PBTF’s medical research and support programs to help these children and their families.
The events are still collecting donations online at www.rideforkids.org.
About Ride for Kids
Ride for Kids is a national series of motorcycle charity events that raise awareness and funds for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, the world’s largest nonprofit funder of research into one of the deadliest forms of childhood cancer. The Ride for Kids program also funds free educational resources and college scholarships for brain tumor survivors. More than 28,000 children and teens in the United States are living with the diagnosis of a brain tumor, and nearly 13 more cases are identified each day. American Honda is the presenting sponsor of Ride for Kids. Other national supporters include GEICO and Cycle World magazine. To ride with us to cure the kids, call 800-253-6530 or go to www.rideforkids.org.
Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
Mary O. Ratcliffe