Motorcyclists at the Kansas City Ride for Kids brought in $36,505 in donations for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation on July 28. More than 275 people participated in the 10th annual event, which began on a sunny morning at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park.
The event’s stars were the 10 local brain tumor survivors who led the ride: Cameron, Carter, Noah, J.T, Jake, Isabella, Dorene, Anna, Xander and Ben.
“It makes me so happy being a survivor at the Ride for Kids and I want that for other kids,” Carter said. “I want them to have a chance to do Ride for Kids, too.”
As of ride time, the individual, motorcycle club/chapter and motorcycle business with the most raised were Jennifer Burroughs ($4,150), American Legion Riders ($6,948) and Hub Cycle ($4,102). The top non-motorcycle organization was KC Parrothead Club ($2,061).
The event is still collecting donations online at www.rideforkids.org. Fundraisers will receive incentive credit through Aug. 28.
Kathleen Wirt won the drawing for a new Honda CBR250 and Mark Clark won a Bell motorcycle helmet. DJ Slacker from 101 The Fox emceed the event.
Thank you to the devoted volunteers who organized the event. This year’s task force leaders were Jeff Griswold, Darren Marshall, Kim Freese and Don Decker.
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