Phoenix Rides for Kids with Brain Tumors

Asheville, NC, October 22, 2014 --( Motorcyclists at the 18th Phoenix Ride for Kids raised $22,990 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation on Oct. 19.

Nearly 170 riders attended the event at Higley High School in Gilbert, Ariz., to honor our Stars, local children with brain tumors: Brock, Ellie, Gaites, Keegan, Leslie, Rosalena and Sabrina.

“I’m very grateful to everyone raising the money for research,” Ellie’s mom, Claire, told the riders. “The treatments are a decade old so research is very important in moving forward.”

Star Rosie told the crowd, “Thanks everybody for coming out and donating, raising the money, and for the ride itself.”

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 Fundraisers will receive incentive credit through Nov. 19.

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
Ride for Kids
Mary O. Ratcliffe