National Geographic : 2001 Oct
It's not often a two-hour ride lasts a lifetime. Talk to most motorcyclists, and theyll tell you how one ride can get inside you, and stay with you forever. This same phenomenon happens on another level at every Ride for Kids event. Each ride works to improve the lives of kids who have been diagnosed with childhood brain tumors by raising funds for medical research. Our progress is encouraging. In 1984, a child diagnosed with a brain tumor was expected to live only five more months. Today, medical advancements allow that child to live another three years. With Honda's support, more than 10,000 motorcyclists devote their time, money and energy to the Ride for Kids program every year. Yet everyone's goal of finding the cause of childhood brain tumors, and discovering a cure, remains many rides away Which is why Honda continues to nurture this program. Because, while the ride lasts only a day, it leaves us with hope that lasts a lifetime. HO1TDA The power of dreams: Pictured: Juston Smart and his dad, Jeff. juston is a brain-tumor survivor and supporter of the Ride for Kids program. For more information, call the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation of the United States at 1-800-253-6530. or visit pbtfus.org. ©2001 American Honda Motor Co., Inc.