New England, St. Louis Motorcyclists Top $134,000 for Cure
Asheville, NC, August 21, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Motorcyclists in two states did their part to combat childhood brain tumors by bringing $134,716 in donations to Ride for Kids events on Aug. 18.
Twelve young brain tumor survivors attended the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation events on mild, clear mornings in Cottleville, Mo., and Fiskdale, Mass.
"Thank you for coming out," Star Ashleigh said to the motorcyclists in St. Louis. Ride for Kids Stars inspire fundraisers like Dave Odess in New England, who said, “With research and funding, it’s what’s done with the funds and how they are used that matters.”
Making life better for these Ride for Kids Stars is the reason motorcyclists across the country ride for the PBTF, which funds medical research and family support programs to help eliminate the challenges of childhood brain tumors.
The events featured more than 350 motorcyclists, local celebrity emcee appearances, motorcycle parades, catered meals and more.
The events will continue to collect donations online at www.rideforkids.org. Fundraisers will receive incentive credit through Sept. 18.
About Ride for Kids
Ride for Kids is now in its 30th year of raising awareness and funds for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. These fun-filled, family-friendly motorcycle rides take place in more than 40 cities across the country. More than 28,000 people in the United States are living with the diagnosis of a childhood brain tumor, and 11 more cases are identified each day. Motorcyclists have helped the PBTF become the world's largest non-governmental source of funding for childhood brain tumor research. Our programs also include free educational information about brain tumors, Internet conferences and college scholarships. American Honda is the presenting sponsor of Ride for Kids. Other supporters include GEICO, Bell Helmets and Cycle World magazine. Register online at www.rideforkids.org or call 800-253-6530 to learn more.