In 1984, the first Ride for Kids event raised $4000. Over the last 28 years there have been 499 more events. Last weekend, the 500th Ride for Kids event was held in Ellicott City, Maryland, where charitable bikers raised close to $200,000.
The $197,015 raised in donations by the 500th Ride for Kids event will go to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation® (PBTF).
"Because of research funding from the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, we have developed targeted therapy which goes after only the cancer cells and does much less damage," said Dr. Nishant Agrawal.
The top fundraisers for the event were:
- Individuals: Bob and Suzanne Henig, $36,186
- Motorcycle club/chapter: The Tribe Motorcycle Club, $20,511
- Motorcycle business: Bob's BMW, $83,137
Ride for Kids supports medical research with the help of countless fundraisers. Under the philosophy, the more you give the more you get, Ride For Kids also gives out prizes during its charity events. This year they gave away a Honda motorcycle, an AGV Helmet, a set of Dunlop tires, and some Tourmaster luggage.
You can learn more about the charity here.