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Baltimore Washington Ride for Kids

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Health & Medicine


7691 Sweet Hours WayColumbia, MD 21046 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Hundreds of motorcyclists will ride together at this family friendly event to raise money for research into pediatric brain tumors, which are one of the deadliest types of childhood cancer. The leisurely ride is escorted by the Howard County police. The grand finale features interviews with local childhood brain tumor survivors and award presentations to top fundraisers. They also enjoy free beverages, light breakfast and lunch. Proceeds benefit medical research grants and family support programs at the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF). Motorcyclists have helped the PBTF raise more than $70 million to find the cause of and cure for childhood brain tumors. Research supported by the PBTF has led to treatments that are extending the lives of children with brain tumors.


Over the past three decades, the PBTF has funded research to improve quality of life, increase survivorship and ultimately eliminate pediatric brain tumors. We also offer families free educational resources about brain tumors, a toolkit for newly diagnosed patients, college scholarships for brain tumor survivors, emergency financial aid and other support. Our nationwide events include Ride for Kids motorcycle charity events, Starry Night walk/runs and Vs. Cancer fundraisers.

The PBTF has invested more than $29 million in scientific discovery at more than 50 centers worldwide. We support projects that focus on children and encourage the development of new therapies to improve treatments, increase survivorship and improve quality of life.

Our Research Advisory Network, comprised of the top childhood brain tumor experts in medicine, academia and industry, helps us strategically shape our research funding program for maximum impact.


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