Tulsa, Philadelphia Motorcyclists Raise $82,000 for PBTF

Asheville, NC, September 18, 2013 --(PR.com)-- More than 340 motorcyclists in Oklahoma and Pennsylvania attended Ride for Kids events this weekend and raised $82,588 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

Eleven young brain tumor survivors were the Stars of the Sept. 15 rides, held in Tulsa and Philadelphia. The events featured local celebrity emcee appearances, motorcycle stunt performances, catered meals and more.

“Because of Ride for Kids and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, we are able to apply research to get better outcomes for children diagnosed with brain tumors. This is a hard disease to treat, but a lot is being done thanks to your help,” said Dr. Martina Hum, a pediatric oncologist from the Children's Hospital at Saint Francis in Tulsa.

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 events will continue to collect donations online at www.rideforkids.org. Fundraisers will receive incentive credit through Oct. 15.

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.
Ride for Kids
Mary O. Ratcliffe