Motorcyclists ride for pediatric brain cancer

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

Hundreds of motorcyclists from across Michiana hit the road to “ride for a reason” on Sunday morning.

The "Northern Indiana Ride for Kids" took place at Pinhook Park in South Bend. The ride helps raise money and awareness for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

Police in St. Joseph and LaPorte counties escorted the riders. The grand finale featured interviews with local children currently fighting brain tumors as well as survivors. Children rode a total of 40-50 miles over an hour and a half.

Awards were handed out to the top fundraisers. Newscenter 16’s Kevin Lewis was the emcee for this year’s event.

Participants were eligible for a drawing that includes a new Honda motorcycle. Free beverages, breakfast pastries, and a light lunch were also served.

Proceeds from the event went to benefit medical research grants and family support programs through the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

This was the tenth year for the "Ride for Kids" event.

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