Riders in Maryland, Nevada show up strong

09/27/16

  2016 Ride for Kids Stars Gretchen and Paige
Stars Gretchen and Paige, volunteer Regina
and Stars Shelby and Roxie enjoy the 25th
Maryland event.

More than 1,100 motorcyclists joined Ride for Kids events in Maryland and Nevada on Sept. 25. Together they raised more than $150,000 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s research and family support programs.

The Baltimore-Washington Ride for Kids celebrated its 25th event on a sunny day at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City. About 200 riders were there to show their support for local childhood brain tumor survivors Maggie, Nick, Paige, Roxie, Shelby and Gretchen, who is Miss Appalachia Outstanding Teen.

Dr. Gene Hwang, a pediatric neuro-oncologist and director of the Clinical Neuro-Oncology Immunotherapeutics Program at Children’s National Medical Center, thanked the motorcyclists for their generosity.

“For every dollar the government gives, less than a nickel goes to pediatric cancer research, and out of that, less than a cent or two to brain tumor research specifically,” Dr. Hwang told the crowd. “We cannot make new treatments available for kids with brain tumors without the work you do for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.”

Read more and add to the total at www.rideforkids.org/balt-wash.

In Las Vegas, a whopping 950 riders turned out for the Ride for Kids at Town Square Mall.

After riding through the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, they returned to cheer Alex, Bradly, Brandon, Hanna, Irelynn, Kendall and Tobin.

The event raised $68,748 to help fight the deadliest form of childhood cancer. Read more and add to the total at www.rideforkids.org/lasvegas.

The next Ride for Kids event is Oct. 2 in Fairfield, Calif. Sign up today and ride with us to cure the kids!