Asheville, NC, October 09, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Northern California motorcyclists joined the area’s 22nd Ride for Kids on Oct. 6, raising $94,023 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
About 240 participants gathered at Solano Community College in Fairfield under sunny, clear skies. Brain tumor survivors Reiana, Elizabeth, Elias, Vanessa and Chelsea were the Stars of the ride.
“The Ride for Kids has touched our family’s lives and we look forward to it every year because all of you make us feel welcome,” said Reiana’s mom, Alina. “Reiana marks off the days until the ride. [She] truly feels like a star because of you.”
The Northern California event featured a scenic driving route of rolling hills, vineyards, lakes, rivers and farms. After the ride, participants enjoyed a catered meal.
Making life better for 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 event is still collecting donations online at www.rideforkids.org. Fundraisers will receive incentive credit through Nov. 6.
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 across the country. More than 28,000 people in the United States are living with the diagnosis of a childhood brain tumor, and 13 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.