PBTF Salutes Honda for 25th Year of Support

Asheville, NC, March 20, 2015 --(PR.com)-- The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is grateful to American Honda for 25 years of support in the fight against childhood brain tumors.

When the company’s Honda Riders Club of America became the presenting sponsor of the PBTF’s Ride for Kids program in 1991, the event was able to expand nationwide to help children battling one of the deadliest forms of childhood cancer.

American Honda’s support helped the PBTF grow from a small local organization raising a few thousand dollars a year to the world’s largest nonprofit funder of childhood brain tumor research.

"For the last 25 years Honda has been very fortunate to be involved with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. In partnership with the foundation and the thousands of volunteers across the country, we have brought together motorcycle riders of all types, united in a common cause to help children with brain tumors,” said Robert Gurga, Vice President of American Honda’s Motorcycle Division. "Ride for Kids is part of the Honda family, and we will continue to work together towards our shared dream of finding a cure for the kids.”

“Honda’s support has meant the world to these kids, who are our Stars,” said Steve Reynolds, national director of Ride for Kids. “It has encouraged countless motorcyclists and members of the motorcycle industry to join our mission, and has also helped the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation become a leader in the search for a cure for this disease.”

As Honda celebrates its 25th season as presenting sponsor of Ride for Kids, the company is doing more than ever to help. In addition to providing financial support and publicity, Honda also supplies new motorcycles for the grand prize drawing at each Ride for Kids event and the annual Ride for Kids/Cycle World project bike.

Ride for Kids motorcycle fundraising events lift spirits, give hope and provide a supportive environment for children with brain tumors. To find an event near you, visit www.rideforkids.org.

About Honda Powersports
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. was established in 1959 and is the sole distributor of Honda motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides in the U.S. The American Honda Motorcycle Division is responsible for the sales, marketing, and operational activities for these products through authorized Honda dealers. For more information on Honda products, go to www.powersports.honda.com.

About The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is the world's largest nonprofit funder of research into one of the deadliest forms of childhood cancer. Our programs also include free educational resources, college scholarships for brain tumor survivors and mission-focused events such as Ride for Kids and Starry Night. More than 28,000 children and teens in the United States are living with the diagnosis of a brain tumor, and nearly 13 more cases are identified each day. To help us cure the kids, call 800-253-6530 or go to www.curethekids.org.
Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
Mary O. Ratcliffe