Motorcyclists in three states ride for kids with brain tumors
August 05, 2014
The following is an industry press release...
Star Elizabeth is ready to ride in the Pittsburgh Ride for Kids.
Ride for Kids motorcyclists in New York, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin raised more than $157,000 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation on Aug. 3.
More than 500 riders attended the events in Central Valley, N.Y., Cranberry Township, Pa., and Middleton, Wis., to honor our Stars, local children with brain tumors: Abigail, Bailey, Charlie, Elizabeth, Joel, Julie, Lauren, Lindy, McKenna, Paul and Riley.
At the Hudson Valley Ride for Kids, pediatric oncologist Dr. James Garvin of New York-Presbyterian Hospital stressed the importance of fundraising to support childhood brain tumor research.
“If you played baseball and got a hit two-thirds of the time that would be pretty good, but it is not nearly good enough if your child has a brain tumor,” Garvin said.
Making life better for 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 events are still collecting donations online at www.rideforkids.org. Fundraisers will receive incentive credit through Aug. 27.