Asheville, NC, August 28, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Motorcyclists in two states did their part to combat childhood brain tumors by bringing $142,161 in donations to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s Ride for Kids events on Aug. 25.
Sixteen young brain tumor survivors attended the rides on mild, clear mornings in Asheville, N.C. and Ann Arbor, Mich.
“We’re going to lick this disease, but it’s going to take all of us,” Dr. Darell Bigner, director of the PBTF Institute at Duke University, told riders in Asheville. “We couldn’t be making all of this progress without you.”
The events featured local celebrity emcee appearances, tethered hot air balloon rides, 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. 25.
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.