Chicagoland, Minnesota and Utica motorcyclists top $323,000 for cure
July 22, 2013
The following is an industry press release...
Star Corey sits back and enjoys the start of the Chicagoland Ride for Kids on July 21. “You should never give up hope,” she says to other children fighting brain tumors.
Motorcyclists banned together in three states this weekend to raise $323,199 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation at the Chicagoland, Minnesota and Uitca Ride for Kids events on July 21.
Thirty-one young brain tumor survivors attended the events held in Elgin, Ill., Vadnais Heights, Minn. and Deerfield, N.Y. Each of the rides featured bright blue skies and warm temperatures.
“It’s a privilege, and a responsibility and an honor to take care of these children. They are fighters,” said Dr. Rishi Lulla, pediatric neuro-oncologist of Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Lulla attended the Chicagoland ride.
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.
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The Chicagoland, Minnesota and Utica events are still collecting donations online at www.rideforkids.org. Fundraisers will receive incentive credit through Aug. 21.
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