News Utah Ride for Kids raises $47,000

Utah Ride for Kids raises $47,000


2012 Ride for Kids

Motorcyclists at the eighth Utah Ride for Kids raised $47,012 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) on Saturday, Aug. 11.

They did it to help kids like Zoe, Sada, Jim, Lynzi, Brayden, Kyler, Daniel, Kimberly, and Holli fight the deadliest form of childhood cancer. These young people were the stars of a ride that went from This Is the Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake City through Emigration Canyon to Riverside Park in Morgan.

Having the support of Ride for Kids means a great deal to families, said Zoe’s mom, April. “We are grateful for all of you supporting these kids and all the great doctors,” she told the crowd of 150.

One of those doctors, pediatric oncologist Carol Bruggers, also expressed gratitude. “Better surgical techniques have helped improve kids’ lives,” she said. “Families and kids are able to live and thrive thanks to your efforts, energy and perseverance.”

Top fundraisers at the event were:

  • Individuals: Walt and Donna Young $6,113
  • Motorcycle club/chapter: GWRRA NV-H, $9,198
  • Motorcycle business: Fifth Gear $9,448
  • Special organization: Brian Miller and the Miller Family, $25,000
  • Dennis Price won the drawing for the Honda motorcycle. Other prizes went to DiAnne Harter (AGV helmet); Peggy Moss (Dunlop tire); Steph McDade (Tourmaster luggage); and Melissa Bertuzzi (Cardo Scala Rider).

Ride for Kids appreciates the volunteers who helped put on this year’s ride, especially Bill Fox, Diane Rissinger, and Kathy and Paul Barnard. Please join them for the next Utah Ride for Kids on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013.

About the PBTF Ride for Kids

Ride for Kids supports the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF), the world’s largest non-governmental source of funding for childhood brain tumor research. It also provides family support programs. We thank our presenting sponsor, Honda Riders Club of America, and our national insurance sponsor, GEICO. The next Ride for Kids events are on Sunday, Aug. 19, in St. Louis and Fiskdale, Mass. Learn more at or call 800-253-6530.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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