New England, St. Louis motorcyclists top $134,000 for cure
August 19, 2013
The following is an industry press release...
Brain tumor survivors are the reason we ride in cities like St. Louis, where these Ride for Kids Stars inspired the crowd.
Motorcyclists in two states did their part to combat childhood brain tumors by bringing $134,716 in donations to Ride for Kids events on Aug. 18.
Twelve young brain tumor survivors attended the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation events on mild, clear mornings in Cottleville, Mo., and Fiskdale, Mass.
"Thank you for coming out," Star Ashleigh said to the motorcyclists in St. Louis. Ride for Kids Stars inspire fundraisers like Dave Odess in New England, who said, “With research and funding, it’s what’s done with the funds and how they are used that matters.”
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.
The events featured more than 350 motorcyclists, local celebrity emcee appearances, motorcycle parades, catered meals and more.
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The events will continue to collect donations online at www.rideforkids.org. Fundraisers will receive incentive credit through Sept. 18.