The following is an industry press release ...
Brain tumors are now the No. 1 cancer killer in children, but motorcyclists around the country are riding to reverse this statistic.
The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation will host 30 motorcycle rides across the U.S. in 2017.
The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s Ride for Kids is the longest-running, most successful motorcycle charity event in the United States, funding childhood brain tumor research and life-changing family support programs for more than 30 years.
On April 8, the SoCal Dual Sport and Adventure Ride for Kids kicked off the 2017 season in San Bernardino, California. More than 215 people gathered at Glen Helen Raceway to show their support for local childhood brain tumor survivors and their families. Riders completed an approximately 100-mile self-guided dual sport route, raising more than $53,000 for the PBTF.
Stars Izaiah and Brandon at 2017 SoCal Dual Sport and Adventure Ride for Kids.
The SoCal Ride for Kids is one of 30 PBTF-hosted motorcycle rides taking place in 2017. At the heart of every Ride for Kids motorcycle event are the more than 28,000 children and teens living with a brain tumor nationwide. These are the PBTF’s Stars who count on participants to raise funds that have helped the foundation:
- Invest more than $29 million in research at more than 50 centers worldwide over three decades
- Address the needs of families living with a childhood brain tumor through family support programs, including onsite hospital support, brain tumor family camps and bereavement support
- Provide emergency financial aid to families, in partnership with 23 hospitals in 11 states
- Award more than 1,400 college scholarships to brain tumor survivors since 2001
- Offer a free notebook with information and practical resources for newly diagnosed families
Although there is no charge to participate in a Ride for Kids event, participants receive special fundraising incentives starting at $50.
American Honda is the presenting sponsor of Ride for Kids. Cycle World magazine is the lead national media supporter of this American Motorcyclist Association-sanctioned event. Additional national and local sponsors provide critical support to our rides.
Find a ride near you at www.rideforkids.org or contact us at 800-253-6530 and firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ABOUT THE PEDIATRIC BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION
More children die of brain tumors than any other cancer. The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is the world’s largest nonprofit solely dedicated to the more than 28,000 children and teens in the United States living with a brain tumor diagnosis. We've funded more than $29 million in research to improve quality of life, increase survivorship and ultimately eliminate pediatric brain tumors. We also offer families free educational resources about brain tumors, a toolkit for newly diagnosed patients, college scholarships for brain tumor survivors, emergency financial aid and other support. Our nationwide events include Ride for Kids motorcycle charity events, Starry Night walk/runs and Vs. Cancer fundraisers. To help us cure the kids, call 800-253-6530 or visit www.curethekids.org.