Asheville, NC, October 16, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Motorcyclists across the South joined Ride for Kids events on Oct. 13 to raise $132,442 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
More than 735 participants gathered for the events at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth and Lexington High School in South Carolina.
The events honored a total of 15 local brain tumor survivors, including Autumn in Dallas-Fort Worth. “If you meet someone with cancer, no matter what kind, tell them to never give up,” she told the crowd.
Making life better for Ride for Kids Stars like Autumn 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 Nov. 13.
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.