Asheville, NC, July 30, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Motorcyclists in Kansas City and Knoxville combined to raise $83,481 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation on July 27.
More than 350 motorcyclists attended Ride for Kids events in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Overland Park, Kan., to honor local children with brain tumors. These Stars were Cameron, Carter, David, Dawn, Hannah, Isabella, J.T., Jake, Jessica M., Jessica S., Mikeyiah, Noah, Wyatt and Xander.
Knoxville Star Jessica S. told the crowd, “It means a lot to know y’all come from all over to raise money for these kids.”
Dr. Kevin Ginn, a pediatric neuro-oncologist at Children’s Mercy Hospital, spoke to the Kansas City crowd. “Lots of important research enables us to continue the fight, (but) we need to continue to fight for improved survival and treatments,” he said. “Every day I may have to tell a family there’s not another treatment to help them, and that’s unacceptable.”
Making life better for Ride for Kids Stars is the reason motorcyclists across the country ride for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, 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.