The Cycle World/Ride for Kids project Honda drawing has raised more than $32,000 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
The Cycle World/Ride for Kids project bike drawing has turned one motorcycle enthusiast into a Honda devotee.
This year’s winner is Greg Dedman, of Bothell, Wash., who bought his drawing ticket at the Seattle International Motorcycle Show. The longtime Harley owner announced, “I’m a Honda rider now!”
The drawing benefits the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, home of Ride for Kids. When PBTF staff called Dedman to let him know he had won the custom Honda CBR1000RR, he pulled his car to the side of the road and couldn’t believe what he was hearing.
“No kidding. You’re not pulling my leg?” he said. “I was just doing a good thing for a good cause.” Dedman said the cause is close to his heart. His wife is a pediatric healthcare provider who helps children with disabilities.
Dedman plans to ride the motorcycle in the Puget Sound Ride for Kids in September.
Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts saw the bike on the International Motorcycle Shows circuit and in the Honda tent at Daytona. This year’s drawing raised $32,525 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Since the first drawing in 2000, the drawing has raised more than $757,502 to help eliminate the challenges of childhood brain tumors.
Look for a new Cycle World/Ride for Kids project bike drawing this fall at the International Motorcycle Shows and on www.rideforkids.org.
ABOUT RIDE FOR KIDS
In 2014, Ride for Kids is celebrating its 31st year of raising awareness and funds for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, a national voluntary health nonprofit. More than 28,000 children in the United States are living with the diagnosis of a brain tumor, and 13 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 resources and special events for brain tumor survivors and their families. American Honda is the presenting sponsor of Ride for Kids. Other supporters include GEICO and Cycle World magazine. Register online at www.rideforkids.org or call 800-253-6530 to learn more.