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Motorcyclists contribute $142,000 to help kids with brain tumors

August 26, 2013

The following is an industry press release...

 

Asheville 2013 RFK star Drew - Photo by Adam Jennings

 

Star Drew gives a big smile before participating in his first Ride for Kids event.


Motorcyclists in two states did their part to combat childhood brain tumors by bringing $142,161 in donations to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s Ride for Kids events on Aug. 25.

Sixteen young brain tumor survivors attended the rides on mild, clear mornings in Asheville, N.C. and Ann Arbor, Mich.

“We’re going to lick this disease, but it’s going to take all of us,” Dr. Darell Bigner, director of the PBTF Institute at Duke University, told riders in Asheville. “We couldn’t be making all of this progress without you.”

The events featured local celebrity emcee appearances, tethered hot air balloon rides, motorcycle parades, catered meals and more.

Read more about the rides here:
Asheville
Michigan

The events will continue to collect donations online at www.rideforkids.org. Fundraisers will receive incentive credit through Sept. 25. 

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