Asheville, NC, August 27, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Ride for Kids motorcyclists in Michigan and North Carolina raised more than $84,000 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation on Aug. 24.
More than 400 riders attended the events in Ann Arbor, Mich., and Asheville, N.C., to honor our Stars, local children with brain tumors: Andrea, Andrew, Hannah, Holmes, Jon, Matthew, Megan, Ruth, Ryan, Sarah, Stacy and Zachary.
Pediatric hematologist-oncologist Dr. Carl Koschmann of University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers told the crowd, “This is the perfect event for funneling money to the right field for the patients that really need breakthroughs. It gives an opportunity for researchers to see the people who are really invested in this research and put stories with the patients that we get to be involved with.”
Asheville Ride for Kids Star Matthew is grateful that motorcyclists support this cause. “Thank you very much for all the fundraising and donations,” he said. “Your money goes to research that has saved mine and thousands of lives.”
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.
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.