Asheville, NC, August 27, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- From the mountains of North Carolina to history-rich sites of Massachusetts, motorcyclists hit the road over the weekend for kids battling brain tumors.
These family-friendly Ride for Kids events, held in Asheville, N.C., and Framingham, Mass., raised $84,236 to support the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation's lifesaving research and life-changing family support programs.
The Aug. 23 events honored nine local brain tumor survivors, our Ride for Kids Stars: Chloe, Connor, Hannah, Holmes, Julia, Matthew, Megan, Ryan and Sara.
Dr. Charles Stiles of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, attended the New England event to support the Stars.
"In regards to the war on pediatric brain tumors, it's the best of times and the worst of times," Stiles said. "We have the best technology to make smart drugs that cause less side effects. But it is the worst of times because government funds available have never been lower. You are our strategic advantage. You give us freedom and funds that allow us to succeed."
The events are still collecting donations online at www.rideforkids.org.
Read more about the events:
New England: http://pbtf.convio.net/site/R?i=fBKTon9j7M9qtSFQzwb5rw
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.