Cleveland Rocked its Ride for Kids Sunday, Raising $95,523 for the PBTF The event started at a new location, the soccer fields at Independence High School. Skies were sunny as 375 supporters came out to ride for brain tumor survivors Zackary, Emily, Josh, Lindy, Lucy, Amie, Becca, Ryan, and Ashley.Many of these “stars” led the ride through Cleveland’s Metroparks. At the celebratory program afterward, they talked about their lives. Star Lucy sang to the crowd and thanked them for being there.Dr. Tanya M. Tekautz, a pediatric oncologist at the Cleveland Clinic Hospitals, told everyone that their fundraising makes a difference to researchers.The top fundraisers were:
- Individuals: David & Ruth Ostoich, $17,030
- Motorcycle club/chapter: N.E. Ohio Brothers of the Third Wheel, $10,610
- Motorcycle business: Mad River Harley Davidson, $13,422
- Special organization: Team AEIO4U, $13,799
- Cleveland’s drawing prize winners were David Ostoich (Honda motorcycle); Michelle Nemeth (Dunlop tire); Carol Beck (Tourmaster gift certificate) and Bruce Hickey (Cardo Scala Rider).
- Individual: Pamela McCombs, $12,000
- Motorcycle club/chapter: GWRRA CO-G, $12,205
- Motorcycle business: Nece Trikes, $12,070
- Special organization: John W. Ertl Foundation, $85
- Product donors supplied drawing prizes that went to Bill Slater (Honda motorcycle); Terry Briggs (AGV helmet); Robert Williams (Dunlop tire); Ken Simons (Tourmaster gift certificate) and Gregory Holm (Cardo Scala Rider).
Ride for Kids supports the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) by funding medical research and family support programs. We thank our presenting sponsor, Honda Riders Club of America, and our national insurance sponsor, GEICO. The next Ride for Kids event is on Sunday, July 8 in South Bend, Ind. Learn more at rideforkids.org or call 800-253-6530.