Motorcyclists ride to raise funds for kids with tumors

Posted at 6:14 PM, Aug 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-11 20:14:16-04

SALT LAKE CITY – An average of 11 children are diagnosed with a tumor every day, and motorcyclists are riding in Utah Sunday to raise funds for research into finding a cure for those with tumors.

The Ride for Kids route starts in Salt Lake City and ends in Morgan City, and the ride began Sunday at 10 a.m.

Ruth Jones is a task force leader for Ride for Kids, and she said there is a great deal of work to be done.

“There has not been a new advancement for them in 20 years,” she said. “And we need to give them a future.  In the past, ten years ago, a child that was diagnosed with a brain tumor would usually pass away in the first five years. Now our kids are surviving, some of them, but the ones that survive, their future is taken from them by the treatment.”

The event also featured food and live music. For more information about the event, click here.