Ride for Kids star Leon (left) takes a seat in a sidecar before the start of the Houston event.
A weekend of severe weather in the Houston area came to a halt just in time for the 21st annual Houston Ride for Kids on April 28. More than 250 participants gathered for event, which had raised $239,681 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation at ride time.
The event’s Stars were the 10 local brain tumor survivors who led the ride in the Humble area: Javier, Leon, Nick, Noah, Garrett, Michael, Kaitlyn, Jake, Ethan and Trent. Dr. Jack Su from Texas Children’s Hospital spoke at the morning event. Read more about the local event here.
Making life better for these Ride for Kids Stars is the reason motorcyclists across the country ride for the PBTF, which funds medical research and family support programs to help eliminate the challenges of childhood brain tumors.
The Houston event is still collecting donations online at www.rideforkids.org
. Fundraisers will receive incentive credit through May 28.
The next Ride for Kids events will be held Sunday, May 5, in Albuquerque, Los Angeles and the N.C. Triangle area. Register today at www.rideforkids.org.
About Ride for Kids
Ride for Kids is now in its 30th year of raising awareness and funds for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. These fun-filled, family-friendly motorcycle rides take place in more than 40 cities across the country. More than 28,000 people in the United States are living with the diagnosis of a childhood brain tumor, and 11 more cases are identified each day. Motorcyclists have helped the PBTF become the world's largest non-governmental source of funding for childhood brain tumor research. Our programs also include free educational information about brain tumors, Internet conferences and college scholarships. American Honda is the presenting sponsor of Ride for Kids. Other supporters include GEICO, Bell Helmets and Cycle World magazine. Register online at www.rideforkids.org or call 800-253-6530 to learn more.