Ride for Kids®
benefiting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation®
We ride to cure the kids!
20 years of helping kids
August 5, 2012
The Hudson Valley Ride for Kids® roared into its 20th year with $80,716 in donations for the PBTF.
Of the more than 600 people in attendance, the six most important were Molly, Ashley, James, Megan, Amanda, and Katie. These brain tumor survivors led the scenic ride from the elementary school in Central Valley on a warm, sunny morning.
These young people reminded the motorcyclists that they’re riding for a reason. “The research and vision of the foundation has helped doctors … literally save my daughter’s life,” said 10-year-old Molly’s mom, Patricia.
Dr. James Garvin, who treats Molly and several of the other stars, was also on hand to thank the riders for their help.
The leading fundraisers in Hudson Valley were:
- Individuals: Jon Ford, $11,450
- Motorcycle club/chapter: Empire H.O.G., $14,657
- Motorcycle business: Empire Harley-Davidson, $13,407
- Special organization: Ride for Liam, $9,535
Winners of the drawing prizes were Desiree Tobin (Honda motorcycle); Paul Priesel (AGV helmet); Jon Ford (Dunlop tire); Rigo Toro (Tourmaster luggage); and Brian Wolfson (Cardo Scala Rider).
Jack Jones, Liz Jones and Mark Perillo led this year’s Hudson Valley Ride for Kids® task force, with the assistance of many committed volunteers. Get ready to ride with them again in 2013 on Sunday, Aug. 4.
Thanks to you we've
Raised: $ 1006936 Goal: $ 3700000
Our Goal: $3,700,000.00
June 2, 2013 - Atlanta
June 2, 2013 - Virginia
June 9, 2013 - Cleveland
June 9, 2013 - Colorado
July 14, 2013 - Northern Indiana
July 21, 2013 - Chicago
July 21, 2013 - Minnesota
July 21, 2013 - Utica, NY
July 28, 2013 - Kansas City
July 28, 2013 - Knoxville
July 28, 2013 - Marysville