California, Florida motorcyclists kick off 2015 season


  Star Sara leads the 2015 South Florida Ride for Kids.

Star Sara leads the South Florida event.

The 2015 Ride for Kids season began over the weekend in Southern California and South Florida, with motorcyclists raising $70,897 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

Close to 300 motorcyclists gathered for the events in San Bernardino, Calif., on April 11 and Deerfield Beach, Fla., on April 12. The events honored each city’s local brain tumor survivors, our Stars: Brandon, Izaiah, Jonathan, Penelope and Sara.

“My brother having a brain tumor is very scary. All I want to do is protect him,” said Izaiah’s sister, Jade, 10. “Coming to the Ride for Kids event makes him feel good. Thank you for helping him.”

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

Read more about the rides here:

South Florida

Southern California

The events are still collecting donations online at Fundraisers will receive incentive credit through May 11 and May 12.