On Sunday October 16th, 2011 Miriam Kaufman and her son David will join hundreds of others to help end the devastating effects of Pediatric Brain Tumors, when they participate in The San Diego Ride for Kids at Mira Costa College in Cardiff, Ca. The Ride for Kids program supports the efforts of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Thanks to the thousands of motorcyclists that participate in this event around the country. David , had his 1st brain tumor surgery at the age of 5 1/2 is now 21 and still being monitored for a Subapendymyl Giant Cell Astrocytoma (Sega) he with other children and adolescents that have been impacted by brain tumors will be the Stars, as they are escorted on a ride in a motorcycle side car, trike, or the back of the motorcycle. A celebration of life ceremony honoring the Stars will take place as the highlight of the event.
Breakfast pastries, coffee and free lunch will be served. Registration opens at 8:30 Ride leaves at 11:00 promptly rain or shine. 35.00 registration fee.
Ride to help the kids!
As you set your Ride for Kids® fundraising goal, keep in mind how the PBTF uses the money you raise: We give research grants to the nation’s leading medical institutions.
This is leading to the development of new therapies to extend children’s
lives. Our goal is to find a cure for this devastating disease.
We offer family support services, including a program manager who helps patient families with questions and concerns. Our free resources include informational Internet conferences, educational brochures, a national newsletter, and a website, pbtfus.org.
We award scholarships to brain tumor survivors studying at a technical school, vocational school, junior college, or a four-year college or university. Since 2002, we’ve helped hundreds of students achieve their dream of higher education.
We celebrate life through the Ride for Kids®, which is also a family support program for brain tumor patients. The money you raise is vital to the survival of these kids, and your efforts really do make a difference in their lives!http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif
Brain Tumor Facts
■ Every day, 10 more children are diagnosed with a brain tumor.
■ Brain tumors are the deadliest form of childhood cancer.
■ 76% of children diagnosed with a brain tumor are younger than 15.
■ 4 out of 10 children with a brain tumor will die within five years of diagnosis.
■ Symptoms of brain tumors include headaches, nausea, vomiting, seizures, and disturbances in vision and hearing that can’t be related to a disorder of the external sensory organs.