Asheville, NC, August 07, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Ride for Kids motorcyclists in New York, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin raised more than $157,000 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation on Aug. 3.
More than 500 riders attended the events in Central Valley, N.Y., Cranberry Township, Pa., and Middleton, Wis., to honor our Stars, local children with brain tumors: Abigail, Bailey, Charlie, Elizabeth, Joel, Julie, Lauren, Lindy, McKenna, Paul and Riley.
At the Hudson Valley Ride for Kids, pediatric oncologist Dr. James Garvin of New York-Presbyterian Hospital stressed the importance of fundraising to support childhood brain tumor research.
“If you played baseball and got a hit two-thirds of the time that would be pretty good, but it is not nearly good enough if your child has a brain tumor,” Garvin said.
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 Aug. 27.
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.