May 17th Ride for Kids event in Murfreesboro helps to fund the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation


May 17th Ride for Kids event in Murfreesboro helps to fund the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation | Ride for Kids, kids, Brain tumor, Pediatric Brain Tumor, Murfreesboro news

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Participate in the upcoming Ride for Kids motorcycle ride in Rutherford County to possibly save the life of a child in our very own community.

The Ride for Kids program is a national series of motorcycle rides that supports the work of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Their mission is to eliminate the challenges of childhood brain tumors by funding medical research and family support programs.

Approximately 28,000 people in the United States are living with the diagnosis of a pediatric brain tumor, with 13 more children diagnosed each day.

When Ride for Kids began in 1984, the diagnosis of a child's brain tumor was a virtual death sentence. Because there was very little research being done into the disease, treatments were ineffective or harsh, and most children did not survive to adulthood.

Since then, motorcyclists have helped the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation change that reality. Their efforts now stand out as the world's largest non-governmental funder of pediatric brain tumor research. From developing improved treatment options to offering college scholarships to brain tumor survivors, Ride for Kids is dedicated to making a difference in children's lives.

In 2015, Ride for Kids celebrates its 32nd year of raising awareness and funds. Their fun-filled, family-friendly rides will take place in 37 locations across the country, featuring moving stories from local brain tumor survivors and their families. One of the ride locations starts in Murfreesboro on May 17, 2015.

Details of the Murfreesboro Ride:

Learn more about the ride that starts at Barfield Park in Murfreesboro HERE.

Start location:

Barfield Crescent Park
697 Veterans Pkwy.
Murfreesboro, TN 37128

Riders on all makes and models are welcome to attend. The suggested minimum donation to ride is $40 per motorcycle. We encourage you to fundraise before the event to make a real difference to the kids.

Online registration is open until noon Eastern on the Friday before the ride. Onsite registration opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 10:30 a.m.

The escorted ride starts at 11 a.m. sharp, rain or shine! The ride will loop back to the start point.