Asheville, NC, September 16, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Motorcyclists from Birmingham, Philadelphia and Puget Sound hit the road for children battling brain tumors during Ride for Kids events over the weekend.
These family-friendly motorcycle events, held in Leeds, Ala., Phoenixville, Pa., Carnation, Wash., raised more than $150,000 to support the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s lifesaving research and life-changing family support programs.
The events honored 14 local brain tumor survivors, our Ride for Kids Stars:
Athea, Allison, Andrew, Baleigh, Elizabeth, Emily, Judah, Karissa, Kim, Maggie, Matt, Olivia, Skyler and Zach.
“This is the best day of my year, every year!” Philadelphia Star Athea told motorcyclists. “Something in our lives has brought us all here today in this place to fight brain cancer and I think that’s really unique and special, and we’re all family, no matter what happens! It means a lot that you are here.”
The event are still collecting donations online at www.rideforkids.org.
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.