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Apr 14, 2014

Ride For Kids Opens 2014 Season By Raising $90,000 With Events In Florida, Southern California

RIDE FOR KIDS LAUNCHES SEASON, TOPS $90,000 FOR KIDS

2014 Ride for Kids Southern California Stars
Brain tumor survivors, Kate (left), Bryan, Brandon and Izaiah (front), help kick off the Southern California Ride for Kids.

Ride for Kids launched its season-opening rides in Southern California and South Florida with motorcyclists raising $92,912 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

More than 400 motorcyclists gathered for the events in San Bernardino, Calif. on April 12, and Deerfield Beach, Fla. on April 13. The events honored each city’s local brain tumor survivors, our Stars: Jonathan, Nick, Travis, Izaiah, Kate, Brandon and Bryan.

“When I learned on Sept.11, 1998, that Brandon had a brain tumor, I was faced with the scariest thing I’ve ever had to deal with,” said Paul, father of Southern California brain tumor survivor, Brandon. “I knew my motorcycle friends were the ones who were going to help save his life.”

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.

Read more about the rides here:
South Florida
Southern California

The events are still collecting donations online at www.rideforkids.org. Southern California fundraisers will receive incentive credit through May 12, and South Florida fundraisers receive credit through May 13.

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.