Tulsa, Philadelphia motorcyclists raise $82,000 for PBTF
September 18, 2013
The following is an industry press release...
Star Charlie helps lead the Oklahoma Ride for Kids.
More than 340 motorcyclists in Oklahoma and Pennsylvania attended Ride for Kids events this weekend and raised $82,588 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
Eleven young brain tumor survivors were the Stars of the Sept. 15 rides, held in Tulsa and Philadelphia. The events featured local celebrity emcee appearances, motorcycle stunt performances, catered meals and more.
“Because of Ride for Kids and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, we are able to apply research to get better outcomes for children diagnosed with brain tumors. This is a hard disease to treat, but a lot is being done thanks to your help,” said Dr. Martina Hum, a pediatric oncologist from the Children's Hospital at Saint Francis in Tulsa.
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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 will continue to collect donations online at www.rideforkids.org. Fundraisers will receive incentive credit through Oct. 15.
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