Ride for Kids events in Knoxville, Tenn., and the San Francisco Bay Area attracted hundreds of generous motorcyclists over the June 23-24 weekend, raising $93,950 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation's medical research and family support programs.
The fun began at Knoxville's Chilhowee Park at the Honda Hoot, where more than 150 people joined the seventh annual ride to Douglas Dam.
Five local brain tumor patients were featured in the Celebration of Life programand the event raised $46,458. Doug and Lori Stanphill were the top individual fundraisers with $9,729 in donations. The top club was Cool Springs Honda Rider's Club of Franklin, Tenn., with $10,029, and the customers of Cool Springs Honda made it the top motorcycle business by contributing $10,064. Kristen Shumpert of Oak Ridge, Tenn., won the grand prize, a brand-new Honda motorcycle.
The following day at the second annual San Francisco Bay Area Ride for Kids, a crowd of 300 left Pleasanton Middle School for a ride through Niles Canyon.
The event raised $47,492. The top individual fundraiser was Amy Snyder of San Jose, Calif., who brought in $7,551. Women?s sport-bike riding club Curve Unit raised $8,565 to make it the top club, and Harley-Davidson of Ukiah took top motorcycle business honors with $6,330 in customer donations. John Fredriksson of Walnut Creek, Calif., won the grand-prize Honda motorcycle.
The next PBTF Ride for Kids event is July 8 in South Bend, Ind. For more information, go to rideforkids.org or call (800) 253-6530.