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Motorcycle racing champion Kevin Schwantz and recording superstar Lyle Lovett have teamed up to help children with brain tumors by filming a new public service announcement for the Ride for KidsÃ‚Â® program.
"A big Ride for Kids thank-you goes out to Kevin Schwantz and Lyle Lovett," said Kyle Clack, national director of the Pediatric Brain Tumor FoundationÂ® Ride for Kids. "To have two such well-known motorcyclists, each a 'world champion' in their profession, get together to make a real difference in children's lives is truly a championship event!"
An avid motorcyclist who has supported Ride for KidsÂ® since it came to Houston 20 years ago, Lovett has recorded several PSAs for the foundation.
Schwantz is also a major fan. Last year while managing American Honda's Moto2 effort to benefit the PBTF, he took time to lead the Ride for KidsÂ® Lap of Champions at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The spot was filmed last month at Northwest Honda in Houston, with help from Love Advertising and Understand, Inc. It also stars a young brain tumor survivor named Garrett. Each day, 10 more children like him are diagnosed with a brain tumor, the deadliest form of childhood cancer.
Motorcyclists like Lovett and Schwantz are helping the Pediatric Brain Tumor FoundationÂ® change these children's lives for the better. We invite you to join them in riding for a reason. Ride for KidsÂ® events take place in 40 cities this year, starting April 3 in Deerfield Beach, Fla.
About the PBTF Ride for KidsÂ®
Ride for KidsÂ® supports the Pediatric Brain Tumor FoundationÂ® (PBTF) by funding medical research and family support programs. We thank our presenting sponsor, Honda Riders Club of America, and our national insurance sponsor, GEICO. Learn more at www.rideforkids.org or call 800-253-6530.