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May 21, 2013

Ride For Kids Events Last Weekend Raised $149,000 For PBTF

Riders collect more than $149,000 for kids

Ride for Kids traveled south on May 19, with events in Alexandria, La., and Franklin, Tenn. At press time, riders had raised more than $149,000 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

A total of seven young brain tumor survivors, along with their families, were on hand for the two events.

Making life better for these 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.

“We have to find out what is driving the tumor; find a medicine that will inhibit that specific tumor. When we can do that, we can stop the growth,” said Dr. Adam Esbenshade, pediatric hematology/oncology specialist, who attended the Middle Tennessee ride. “You are funding real people, making real progress.”

The Louisiana and Middle Tennessee events are still collecting donations online at www.rideforkids.org. Fundraisers will receive incentive credit through June 19.

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.