Asheville, NC, May 20, 2015 –(PR.com)– Hundreds of motorcyclists gathered for the seventh Middle Tennessee Ride for Kids event on May 17 to support the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
Riders raised $121,376 to help cure the kids, as of ride time. The event in Murfreesboro, Tenn., honored local brain tumor survivors Brittani, Jessica, Krystal and Makenzie.
Dr. Adam Esbenshade, assistant professor of pediatrics at Vanderbilt University, attended the event to support the Stars. “We’re turning the tide, new radiation with less side effects to endure. What your funding in Toronto has done has enabled us to develop more specific strategies. I look forward to the day I can give people medicine that won’t make them sick, and I believe it will come in our lifetime,” Esbenshade said to the crowd of motorcyclists.
Participating motorcyclists make a difference in the lives of children fighting brain tumors. Funds raised at Ride for Kids events across the nation help the PBTF fund medical research and family support programs.
The event is still collecting donations online at www.rideforkids.org. Fundraisers will receive incentive credit through June 17.
About 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