Asheville, NC, June 04, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Motorcyclists in Atlanta and Virginia combined to raise $149,083 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation on June 1.
More than 780 motorcyclists attended Ride for Kids events in Cumming, Ga., and Mechanicsville, Va., to honor local children with brain tumors. These Stars were Alexa, Allie, Amy, Axton, Brayden, Brittany, Caroline, Chayton, Dillion, Dru, Jarod, Jasmine, Jessica, Lacey, Madison, Mandy, Marshall, Sami and Stacy.
Atlanta Star Axton looked out at the crowd of motorcyclists and said, “It feels good to have support there when you need it.”
Dr. Sridharan Gururangan, a pediatric neuro-oncologist at Duke University, spoke to the crowd of Virginia participants: “Two-thirds of the children are now cured, but we want to make that 100 percent and this can only be done through research that you help fund…I am truly inspired and humbled by seeing you all come out every year. I cannot do this without your help.”
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 events are still collecting donations online at www.rideforkids.org. Fundraisers will receive incentive credit through July 1.
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 in the United States are living with the diagnosis of a brain tumor, and 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.