Ride for Kids Season Openers Raise More Than $100,000 for PBTF

2013 Ride for Kids events kicked off on April 14, raising more than $100,000 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation in its first weekend.

Asheville, NC, April 17, 2013 --(PR.com)-- The 2013 Ride for Kids season roared out of the gate in South Florida and Southern California on April 14. Riders combined to raise more than $100,000 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, with more funds coming in over the next 30 days.

The South Florida Ride for Kids in Deerfield Beach featured bright skies and brighter smiles, while cool, rainy weather made for a fun day in the mud in San Bernardino, Calif. A total of nine young brain tumor survivors were on hand for the two rides with their families.

Making life better for these 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 South Florida and Southern California events are collecting donations online at www.rideforkids.org. Fundraisers will receive incentive credit through May 14.

The next Ride for Kids event is this Sunday, April 21, in Jacksonville, Fla. Register today at www.rideforkids.org.

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.
Ride for Kids
Mary O. Ratcliffe