Asheville, NC, June 10, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Motorcyclists in Georgia and Virginia contributed $170,290 in donations to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation at Ride for Kids events on June 7.
Nearly 1,000 participants gathered to help cure the kids in Cumming, Ga., and Mechanicsville, Va. The events honored brain tumor survivors Addison, Alexa, Amelia, Ashley, Axton, Branden, Brittany, Catherine, Chayton, Coty, Cristian, Dillon, Dru, Frederick, Jarod, Juan, Luke, Maddie, Mandy, Mao, Nathan, Neil, Stacy, Taylor and Tony.
“My son lost his battle with a brain tumor. Thank you for giving other children a chance to win that fight,” said Mark Pearson at the Virginia event.
Ride for Kids motorcyclists help make a difference in the lives of children with brain tumors at events across the nation. Their fundraising efforts support the PBTF’s medical research and family support programs.
The event is still collecting donations online at www.rideforkids.org. Fundraisers will receive incentive credit through July 7.
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 and teens in the United States are living with the diagnosis of a brain tumor, and nearly 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.