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Baltimore Ride for Kids Raises $248K

Motorcycle Charity

Riders rolled into the Baltimore-Washington Ride for Kids on Sept. 26 with $248,051 in donations for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF).

The 19th annual event took place at a new location, the Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, Md. Over 450 motorcyclists and supporters turned out to cheer on brain tumor survivors like Maggie, Bobby, Teodora, Shelby, Olivia, Paige, Nick and Ethan.

After a pleasant Sunday morning ride through the Maryland countryside, everyone returned for a Celebration of Life program to hear these children’s stories.

Dr. Roger Packer of Children’s National Medical Center, a member of the PBTF’s Scientific Advisory Board, was on hand to tell the crowd about research advances.

Dr. Roger Packer says: "We’re getting to a point where we can personalize brain tumor treatment," he said. "We’re trying to make life better for these ‘stars’ so they can reach their life goals."

Fundraisers are working hard to make that happen. The leading contributors at this event were:

* Individual: Bob Henig, $106,434
* Club/Chapter: Manassas Honda Riders Club, $12,820
* Motorcycle Business: Bob’s BMW, $120,749

Volunteers are the heart of the Baltimore-Washington Ride for Kids®. This year’s team was led by Taryn Wilson-Wheatley, Marcy Rich and Joe Pruss.

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