Ride for Kids motorcyclists combined to raise more than $90,000 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation when more than 300 participants attended the East Tennessee and Kansas City Ride for Kids events to honor their local brain tumor survivors on July 26.
“Thanks for everything. I love that you donated money to help kids like me keep from getting brain tumors,” Wyatt, an East Tennessee Star, told motorcyclists.
The prior week, on July 19, Ride for Kids motorcyclists rode in Minnesota, New York and Wisconsin to raise $392,428 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
Motorcyclists from the Chicagoland and Wisconsin Ride for Kids events joined forces for the “Battle at the Border,” meeting in a friendly competition at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
Dr. Harry Whelan of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin attended the Battle at the Border event to support survivors. “We are making such great strides in developing better treatments for young people,” Whelan said. “We are only able to do that because of your support.”
Ride for Kids participants’ donations support the PBTF, which funds medical research and family support programs.
The events are still collecting donations online at rideforkids.org.
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