Tennessee motorcyclists ride for a cure


  Star Krystal is all smiles as she helps lead this year's eve

Star Krystal (left) is all smiles as she helps lead this year’s event.

Hundreds of motorcyclists gathered for the seventh Middle Tennessee Ride for Kids event on May 17 to support the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

Riders raised $121,376 to help cure the kids, as of ride time. The event in Murfreesboro, Tenn., honored local brain tumor survivors Brittani, Jessica, Krystal and Makenzie.

Dr. Adam Esbenshade, assistant professor of pediatrics at Vanderbilt University, attended the event to support the Stars. “We’re turning the tide, new radiation with less side effects to endure. What your funding in Toronto has done has enabled us to develop more specific strategies. I look forward to the day I can give people medicine that won’t make them sick, and I believe it will come in our lifetime,” Esbenshade said to the crowd of motorcyclists.

Participating motorcyclists make a difference in the lives of children fighting brain tumors. Funds raised at Ride for Kids events across the nation help the PBTF fund medical research and family support programs.

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The event is still collecting donations online at www.rideforkids.org. Fundraisers will receive incentive credit through June 17.