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Jun 11, 2013

Ride For Kids Events Last Weekend Raised $119,000 For PBTF

RIDERS FROM OHIO, COLORADO TOP $119,000 FOR CHILDREN

From Ohio to Colorado, motorcyclists rallied together on June 9 to help make a difference for children fighting brain tumors. Ride for Kids events in Independence, Ohio, and Golden, Colo., had raised more than $119,000 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation as of press time.

The events honored young brain tumor survivors and their families. Motorcyclists’ fundraising efforts support the PBTF’s mission to eliminate the challenges of childhood brain tumors.

“The Ride for Kids event is the highlight of my summer,” said Colin, a brain tumor survivor from Colorado.

Motorcyclists fund research that makes it possible for many children with brain tumors to live longer, healthier lives, said Dr. Gregory Plautz from the Cleveland Clinic. “Thanks to the PBTF in the past few years, the brain tumor samples that have been provided have helped us advance our work. You are all instrumental in that achievement," Plautz said.

The Cleveland and Colorado events are still collecting donations online at www.rideforkids.org . Fundraisers will receive incentive credit through July 9.

ABOUT RIDE FOR KIDS
Ride for Kids is now in its 30th year of raising awareness and funds for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. These fun-filled, family-friendly motorcycle rides take place in more than 40 cities across the country. More than 28,000 people in the United States are living with the diagnosis of a childhood brain tumor, and 11 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 information about brain tumors, Internet conferences and college scholarships. American Honda is the presenting sponsor of Ride for Kids. Other supporters include GEICO, Bell Helmets and Cycle World magazine. Register online at www.rideforkids.org or call 800-253-6530 to learn more.