Asheville, NC, October 01, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Motorcyclists at the 10th Las Vegas Ride for Kids raised $65,663 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation on Sept. 28.
More than 300 riders attended the event at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway to honor local children with brain tumors. The Las Vegas Stars were Alex, Bradley, Cheyenne, Hannah, Kendall and Nico.
Dr. Alexandra Walsh of Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada spoke to the crowd of participants. “Thank you for your donations,” she said. “They are the key in advancing care for these kids.”
Star Nico said, “Thank you to each and every person. Without you none of this would be possible.”
Retired broadcaster and motorcyclist Gary Waddell emceed the event along with Steph Mackenzie from 97.1 The Point.
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.
The event is still collecting donations online at www.rideforkids.org. Fundraisers will receive incentive credit through Oct. 28.
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.