Asheville, NC, October 07, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Nearly 200 motorcyclists gathered for the Northern California Ride for Kids over the weekend to support children battling brain tumors.
As of ride time, the family-friendly motorcycle event in Fairfield, Calif., had raised $59,342 to support the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
The event honored six local brain tumor survivors, their Ride for Kids Stars: Ashley, Avery, Elias, Evan, Jaylen and Vanessa.
Dr. Samuel Ciricillo of the Sutter Neuroscience Institute attended the event to support local Stars. “I have really great news since the first time I came to speak at Ride for Kids 20 years ago,” he said. “We have made progress to the point that we can predict which kids are going to do great and which kids are going to be challenged. Kudos to Ride for Kids for all of your efforts and ongoing commitment.”
The event is 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.