Trey Canard, leader of American Honda’s Team Honda HRC, is dedicated to winning on the AMA Supercross track. He’s also dedicated to making life better for children with brain tumors.
Canard is the new national motorcycle industry spokesperson for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s Ride for Kids program. American Honda has been presenting sponsor of Ride for Kids since 1991.
No. 41 recently filmed a Ride for Kids public service announcement in the team’s race shop in Torrance, Calif., with 11-year-old brain tumor survivor Dylan Linnehan.
“I’m excited about this opportunity, and I’m excited about the future for these kids,” Canard said.
The Oklahoma native, 25, has raced Hondas since he turned pro at age 16 in 2008, and he joined the Honda factory team in 2011. Canard has six career victories in the 450 class, and enjoyed the best season of his career thus far in 2015.
“Trey is the perfect spokesperson for Ride for Kids because he has a huge heart,” said Mary O. Ratcliffe, vice president of marketing and communications for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. “He exemplifies the best of motorcycling, just like Ride for Kids. On behalf of the 28,000 boys and girls in the U.S. who are diagnosed with a brain tumor, we salute Trey and American Honda for being a part of our mission to cure the kids.”
ABOUT RIDE FOR KIDS
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 more 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.