New England Ride for Kids
The Ride for Kids® program is a national series of motorcycle rides that supports the work of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation®. Our 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 11 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, most treatments were ineffective or harsh, and most children did not survive to adulthood.
Since then, motorcyclists have helped the PBTF change that reality. Their efforts have made us 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 2013, Ride for Kids celebrates its 30th year of raising awareness and funds. Our fun-filled, family-friendly rides will take place in more than 40 cities across the country, featuring moving stories from local brain tumor survivors and their families.
We invite you to be part of the solution to the problem of childhood brain tumors.