FRAMINGHAM – Today, 13 children will be diagnosed with a brain tumor, the deadliest childhood cancer.
On Sunday, August 25, 301 motorcycles participated in the New England Rie For Children in Framingham to change that.
Hosted by the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, the New England Ride for Kids will fund critical research for a cure, as well as family support programs such as emergency financial assistance, peer support and
college and vocational scholarships for survivors.
This year’s ride raised $73,000, $20,000 more than the 2018 ride.
Ride for Kids participants enjoyed a scenic, police-escorted motorcycle ride from Bose Headquarters through MetroWest communities. Local pediatric brain tumor survivors will accompany motorcyclists on their ride.
The funds and awareness raised by Ride for Kids have helped the Foundation:
Invest more than $30 million in research at more than 50 centers worldwide
Provide emergency financial aid to families whose child is in treatment
Award more than 1,500 college and vocational scholarships to brain tumor survivors
Equip newly diagnosed families with the Starfolio resource notebook
Make cancer care less scary for children through the animated Imaginary Friend Society series
Ride for Kids is the longest-running, most successful motorcycle charity event in the nation. American Honda is the national presenting sponsor of Ride for Kids, and Cycle World magazine is the lead national media supporter of this American Motorcyclist Association-sanctioned event.
Photos by Brendon Curtis of Moments Suspended in Time Photography for SOURCE media.