2013 Ride for Kids Five local brain-tumor survivors – Jocelyn, Tristan, Heaven, Mackenzie and Lauranda[...]
The motorcycling community continued to give generously to charity in 2010, defying the economic downturn by contributing more than $4.5 million to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) Ride for Kids program.
The total includes funds turned in at Ride for Kids events, corporate and local sponsorships, and donated goods and services.
The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s Ride for Kids program raised $4.4 million in 2009. The funds came from contributions at Ride for Kids events nationwide, corporate and local sponsorships, and donated goods and services.
"Motorcyclists are known for digging deep when it comes to helping kids, and they worked harder than ever to raise funds last year," said Kyle Clack, national director of the Ride for Kids program. "We’re confident that their dedication and hard work will pay off for the kids again in 2010."
Custom Honda CBR1000RR
Rick James of Carrollton, Texas, has won the annual Ride for Kids / International Motorcycle Shows bike drawing. His new ride is The Mission, a 2008 Honda CBR1000RR donated by American Honda and customized by master designer Roland Sands.
"I’m on cloud nine," James said when notified of his win. The 52-year-old motorcyclist has been out of work for several months, and says that winning the drawing "might just turn my luck around."
Brain tumor survivor Isabella and Notre Dame head football coach Charlie Weis wowed the crowd at the South Bend ride.
The seventh annual Ride for Kids® in South Bend, Ind., honored 11 brain tumor survivors and raised $91,682 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation yesterday.
Blue skies and sunshine greeted the crowd of 450 gathered at Pinhook Park. The riders and their police escort toured the countryside around South Bend, cruising past rolling meadows and farmland for an hour and a half before returning for the Celebration of Life.
This month Honda celebrates 50 years of American dreams. For more than 20 of those years, Honda has powered the dream of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) to find a cure for a devastating disease. Its sponsorship of the national Ride for Kids® program has brought hope to countless children and their families.
American Honda first became involved with the Ride for Kids® in 1986 by donating a motorcycle as the grand prize for the Atlanta event. Over the years the relationship grew into a formal sponsorship of the entire Ride for Kids® program, now in 39 cities across America.