Ride for Kids®
benefiting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation®
We ride to cure the kids!
Kansas City riders lead way to research
July 29, 2012
Frances, Ben, Zander, Carter, Jake, Collins, Noah, Dori, Isabella and J.T. put the “kids” in the ninth Kansas City Ride for Kids yesterday. These young people were part of an event that raised $41,433 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
Johnson County Community College in Overland Park hosted the 225 participants on a hot, sunny day. After a rural ride that passed five lakes and a waterfall, everyone returned to the college to celebrate the kids.
“Fifty children a year are diagnosed with a brain tumor in the Kansas City area alone,” said Dr. Richard Shore, a pediatric oncologist at Children’s Mercy Hospital. “Because of the research the PBTF funds, there have been lots of advances and clinical trials.”
The top fundraisers in Kansas City were:
- Individual: Gary & Mary Droege, $4,651
- Motorcycle club/chapter: Prairie Red Riders, $4,480
- Motorcycle business: Engle Motors, $7,540
- Special organization: Carter’s Team, $1,001
The drawing prize winners were: Lisa Polka (Honda motorcycle); Kim Freese (AGV helmet); Ben Freese (Dunlop tire); Jeff Griswold (Tourmaster luggage); and Don Decker (Cardo Scala Rider).
The Kansas City Ride for Kids was a group effort, and this year’s volunteer leaders were Kim Freese, Don Decker, Jeff Griswold, and Darren Marshall.
Thanks to you we've
Raised: $ 1112479 Goal: $ 3700000
Our Goal: $3,700,000.00
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