Ride for Kids Raises $3.8 million in 2004
January 11, 2005
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The nationally renowned Ride for Kids program wrapped up 2004 by breaking its own fundraising record for the 21st consecutive year, raising $3.8 million during 29 events designed to fund the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation's (PBTF) research and family support programs.
To date, the PBTF has raised $27 million to battle the deadliest of all childhood cancers.
Each motorcyclist who attends a Ride for Kids event brings a minimum donation of $35. Top fundraisers in 2004 were Scott and Mary Jo White of Phoenix. The Whites raised $67,000. The Top Chapter/Club award went to the Gold Wing Road Riders Assoc. (GWRRA) IL-G2 in Gurnee, Ill. Members of that club raised $102,558.
For 2005, the Ride for Kids program will be in 36 cities, including for the first time, Cleveland, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, and Sunrise, Fla. Information on the complete 2005 Ride for Kids program is available at www.rideforkids.org or by calling 800/253-6530.