Texas Motorcycle Ride for Kids Raises Funds for PBTF

October 15, 2015
Courtesy of Ride for Kids
Brain tumor survivor Liam Hogan (left)  and his family enjoy the Dallas-Fort Worth Ride for Kids.

Texas Motor Speedway welcomed more than 325 supporters for the 13th Dallas-Fort Worth Ride for Kids on Oct. 11 to support children battling brain tumors.

As of ride time, the motorcycle event had raised $56,240 to support the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s research and family support programs.

The event honored 11 local brain tumor survivors, our Ride for Kids Stars: Autumn, Benjamin, Cassandra, Ethan, Kami, Jerald, John, Liam, Nora, Summer and Valerie.

“Liam has been looking forward to this for weeks,” said his mom, Jamie Hogan. “It makes his day and ours.”

Tony Wildman won the drawing for a new Honda Interstate and a Dunlop tire went to Johnny Burkhart. Cliff Siler won a Scorpion helmet, and Thomas Irons took home a Cardo Scala Rider headset.

As of Oct. 13, the individuals, motorcycle club/chapter and motorcycle business with the most raised were Pat and Bill Evans ($6,550), CMA ($11,240) and Maxim Honda Yamaha ($17,179). The top non-motorcycle group was Pat and Bill Evans, Keller Williams Team ($6,550).

The event had raised $56,240 by ride time and is still collecting donations online. Fundraisers will receive incentive credit through Nov. 11.

Thank you to the band Triple Lindy and to emcee Randy James from 92.5 KZPS FM. This event was made possible through the hard work of volunteers. This year’s task force leaders were Jeff Latimer, Larry Harmon, Gen White, Yoli Johnson and Pat Evans.

Ride for Kids is a national series of motorcycle charity events that raise awareness and funds for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, the world’s largest nonprofit funder of research into one of the deadliest forms of childhood cancer. The Ride for Kids program also funds free educational resources and college scholarships for brain tumor survivors. More than 28,000 children and teens in the United States are living with the diagnosis of a brain tumor, and nearly 13 new cases are identified each day. American Honda is the presenting sponsor of Ride for Kids. Other national supporters include GEICO and Cycle World magazine. To ride with us to cure the kids, call 800-253-6530 or go to www.rideforkids.org.