Aug 10, 2001
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In two separate Ride For Kids events, $185,984 was raised to help support the continued research to find the cause and cure for pediatric brain tumors.<BR><BR>Participants in the July 22 Minnesota Ride For Kids braved rainstorms on a 45-mile, police-escorted ride from the Minnesota State Capital to Century College in White Bear Lake, Minnesota to raise a record $64,184. The top fund-raising individual was Dee Rasmussen with $5795. The best club fund raisers were members of the Southern Chapter of the Minnesota Wings at $9085. Moon Motors was the largest dealership fund-raiser with $16,406. Rasmussen also won the drawing for a new Honda motorcycle.<BR><BR>The Ohio Ride For Kids was held in conjunction with the Honda Homecoming July 28 at Honda's Marysville, Ohio manufacturing facility. The combined event brought 500 participants and raised a new record total of $121,800. The top fund-raising club was the Marysville GWRRA Chapter D3 with $16,094. The Top fund-raising dealer was Competition Accessories with $6335. The top individual fund raiser was Richard Silva with $12,005. Silva, the father of a brain tumor victim who passed away seven years earlier, also won the drawing for a brand new Honda motorcycle.<BR><BR>Ride for Kids events are held across the USA to support the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation of the US (PBTFUS). For more information about the Ride for Kids and the programs of PBTFUS, call 800-253-6530 or visit the websites at or . The Ride For Kids is the official Charity of the Honda Riders Club of America.<BR><BR>