Ride for Kids®
benefiting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation®
We ride to cure the kids!
It’s all about the stars in upstate New York
July 15, 2012
Skies were cloudy but spirits were bright at the PBTF’s 15th Utica Ride for Kids®. The event attracted over 400 people and raised $92,315.
As the ride left the volunteer fire department in Deerfield, it was led by several young brain tumor survivors, including Ryan, C.J., Cassandra, Mackenzie, Vinny, Hunter, Cassie, and Josh.
Winding roads took the riders into Adirondack Mountain State Park and past scenic lakes on the way to Old Forge Pavilion in the Town of Webb.
After lunch the crowd heard from the children, as well as a pediatric oncology nurse from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. Melissa Barringer said that her patients have affected her in a personal way.
“I named my son after one of the stars who passed away in our hospital,” she said. “These kids are like my own family.”
The leading fundraisers were:
- Individual: Charlie Portis, $10,418
- Motorcycle club/chapter: GWRRA NY-N, $12,963
- Motorcycle business: Sportline Power Products, $13,027
- Special organization: In Memory of Brian Brosmer, $6,815
Congratulations to the event’s drawing prize winners: Clifford Bonesteel (Honda motorcycle); Jeff Semran (Dunlop tire); Brett Catlin (AGV helmet); Doreen Lewis (Tourmaster luggage); and Donna Granger (Cardo Scala Rider).
Utica’s task force was led for the first time this year by Jason and Melanie Passolt, with assistance from Lesley Grogan and many other dedicated volunteers.
Thanks to you we've
Raised: $ 1116274 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