Texas, Tennessee events raise $100,000


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Star Cassy and her escort get ready to
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Ride for Kids events in Texas and Tennessee raised $100,000 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation on Oct. 9.

More than 375 people joined the event at Texas Motor Speedway to show their support for Ride for Kids Stars Benjamin, Cassy, John, Kieleigh, Liam, Nora, Summer, Travis and Valerie, along with eternal Stars Morgan and Caden.

After completing a countryside route north of Fort Worth and a lap on the track on the speedway, riders learned they had raised $73,500 for the PBTF.

Read more about the ride and increase the fundraising total at www.rideforkids.org/dallas-fortworth.

The East Tennessee Ride for Kids met at a new location, Honda Yamaha Suzuki of Knoxville. More than 130 people joined the annual fundraiser to honor local brain tumor survivors A.J., Dawn, Dotty, Jessica, Kathleen, Steven and Wyatt.

After the ride participants heard from Dr. Susan Spiller, a pediatric oncologist at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.

"Thank you for doing what you do so I can treat these young people," Dr. Spiller said.

By ride time the event had raised $26,293. Read more about the event and give online at www.rideforkids.org/easttenn.

The next Ride for Kids event is Oct. 16 in San Antonio. Sign up today and ride with us to cure the kids!