MOTORCYCLISTS EXCEED $228,500 FOR KIDS
|Star Jocelyn, 3, with her mom, Nicole, at the Houston Ride for Kids.|
Ride for Kids motorcyclists in New Mexico and Texas raised $228,548 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation on April 27.
More than 550 motorcyclists attended the events in Albuquerque, N.M., and Humble, Texas, to honor our Stars, local children with brain tumors: Andy, Sage, Jaiden, Megan, Jake, Ethan, Jocelyn, Spencer, Malcolm, Leon, Garrett, Ava, Ella, Noah, Kaitlyn, Calvin, Michael, Nick and Trent.
These children’s families are grateful for the support of the motorcycling community. “One of the things that helped when Ethan was in the hospital was the information that the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation provided,” said Rochelle, mother of a Houston Star. “I couldn’t fix him. Someone else had to do that. The fundraising you do makes it possible.”
Making life better for Ride for Kids Stars is the reason motorcyclists across the country ride for the PBTF, which funds medical research and family support programs to help eliminate the challenges of childhood brain tumors.
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The events are still collecting donations online at www.rideforkids.org. Fundraisers will receive incentive credit through May 27.
ABOUT RIDE FOR KIDS
In 2014, Ride for Kids is celebrating its 31st year of raising awareness and funds for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, a national voluntary health nonprofit. More than 28,000 children in the United States are living with the diagnosis of a brain tumor, and 13 more cases are identified each day. Motorcyclists have helped the PBTF become the world's largest non-governmental source of funding for childhood brain tumor research. Our programs also include free educational resources and special events for brain tumor survivors and their families. American Honda is the presenting sponsor of Ride for Kids. Other supporters include GEICO and Cycle World magazine. Register online at www.rideforkids.org or call 800-253-6530 to learn more.