PBTF applauds Traynors' nomination to AMA Hall of Fame

Publish Date: 
Jun 21, 2013

ASHVILLE, N.C.  – The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is expressing gratitude for the nomination of its late co-founders, Mike and Dianne Traynor, for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2013.??

The Traynors are on the nomination ballot along with 14 other individuals, including racers, designers and ambassadors for motorcycling.??

??“The Traynors changed the landscape of motorcycling, but more importantly, through the power of motorcyclists, they created hope for children afflicted with brain tumors,” said PBTF board member Larry Little. ??The first Ride for Kids event was held in Atlanta in 1984. The program is now a national series of motorcycle charity rides that benefits the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Motorcyclists have helped the PBTF become the world’s largest non-governmental funder of childhood brain tumor research.

Mike Traynor died in 2009, and Dianne led the organization until her death in 2012. The Traynors are nominated in the Ambassadors & Industry category. ??

??“The legacy that Mike and Dianne created in the Ride for Kids fundraisers and the creation of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation to find the cause of and cure for brain tumors in kids speaks loudly about their selfless drive, determination and ambition to beat this tragic disease,” Little said. “They literally brought out the best in people who just happen to ride motorcycles.”??

Posted by Holly Wagner