Every mile counts for the 28,000 kids fighting the deadliest childhood cancer-pediatric brain tumors. You can help fight for these futures. Join the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation on Sunday, July 14 at Northwestern Medicine Field, Home of the Kane County Cougars, for the 31st annual Chicagoland Ride for Kids.
Ride for Kids is the longest running, most successful motorcycle charity event in the country. Ride with us and help find a cure for childhood brain cancer. Visit rideforkids.org to register today.
Today, 13 children will be diagnosed with a brain tumor, the deadliest childhood cancer. On Sunday, July 14th, the Chicagoland motorcycle community will ride to change that. Hosted by the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, the Chicagoland 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.
Ride for Kids participants will enjoy a scenic, police-escorted motorcycle ride from Northwestern Medicine Field, home of the Kane County Cougars, through the countryside and towns far west of the city. Local pediatric brain tumor survivors will accompany motorcyclists on their ride.
Any make or model of street legal motorcycle is welcome and the whole family-including non-riders-will enjoy live music, food, family activities, and special access to the baseball stadium. Registration costs $40.00 per person online ($45.00 day-of) and includes a Ride for Kids T-shirt, ride pin and breakfast and lunch at the event.
The funds and awareness raised by Ride for Kids have helped the PBTF: invest more than $30 million dollars 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, and make cancer care less scary for children through the award-winning animated film series for children, the Imaginary Friend Society.
Online registration at www.rideforkids.org/chicagoland is recommended. Walk-up registration will start on Sunday, July 14 at 9am with kickstands up at 10:30am (rain or shine).
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. Local event support has been provided by Wintrust Bank.