Ride for Kids®
benefiting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation®
We ride to cure the kids!
Asheville Ride for Kids
|August 26, 2012|
Riders flocked to the new start point for the Asheville Ride for Kids, the Western North Carolina Ag Center. The 525 participants brought $110,981 to show their support for brain tumor survivors Seth, Elijah, Hannah, Sarah, Aaron, and Julia.
These “stars” led the scenic mountain ride along with the PBTF’s new CEO, Robin Boettcher. Afterward the crowd heard from the kids, their families, and a pediatric neurosurgeon.
The PBTF’s commitment to research includes an institute at Duke University, where Dr. Gerry Grant treats many Ride for Kids stars. “The last five years have done more than the last 10 years before that, because of what this foundation has done,” Grant said. “For example, there’s a new vaccine trial [at Duke] that was created out of some seed funding [from the PBTF].”
Brain tumor research is very expensive, and every dollar raised makes a difference. Asheville’s top fundraisers were:
- Individuals: Charles & Renea Turner and Robin & Tammy Ferguson, each $7,500
- Motorcycle club/chapter: GWRRA NC-M2, $26,099
- Motorcycle business: MR Motorcycle, $24,766
- Special organization: Team Brady, $4,960
Renea Turner won the drawing for the Honda motorcycle and AGV helmet. Other prize winners were Vic Tomlin (Dunlop tire); John Mieloch (Tourmaster luggage); and Bill Greenberg (Cardo Scala Rider).
The 19th Asheville Ride for Kids was a group effort, and volunteers made it happen. Leading the team this year were Grover and Ruth Lewis and Pat Harvey. Officers from several local law enforcement agencies planned the route and escorted the ride. Save the date for the 2013 event on Sunday, Aug. 24.
Each state requires PBTF to approve your fundraiser, so contact us early in your planning process. The first step is to complete our fundraising application.
Thanks to you we've
Raised: $ 1006936 Goal: $ 3700000
Our Goal: $3,700,000.00
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