New York City, NY (PRWEB) November 14, 2012
On November 14, 2012, nonprofit organization Voices Against Brain Cancer (VABC), releases a statement following reports of a group of motorcyclists riding in Lithia, FL to raise money and awareness for pediatric brain cancer.
As reported by Chris Hopper, “Dozens of motorcyclists came together in Lithia on Sunday to raise awareness and money for the fight against pediatric brain cancer.” Hopper went on to state, “The survivors of pediatric brain cancer wore red shirts Sunday and told stories to drive home how important this fight really is.”
According to those who spoke to Hopper, such as ride manager Bill Lince, “Every day, 11.5 children are diagnosed with brain tumors in the United States,” and the ride is organized to help those children survive.
“Organizers hoped to raise $40,000 during Sunday’s ride. Motorcyclists around the country have helped raise more than $67 million for this cause,” stated the article.
VABC representative, Clay Darrohn, states, “The commitment of not only these motorcyclists from Lithia, but motorcyclists across the country who participate in rides such as this one is incredible. They’re not only raising money but raising awareness in a way that is going to command attention and will hopefully bring more people together in the fight against this devastating diagnosis. Money raised will fund research for a cure and the attention gained will provide support to those affected by brain cancer.”
VABC has a wide variety of initiatives in place for brain cancer research, awareness and support. The organization’s research grants fund cutting-edge research programs that will have a monumental impact on the diagnosis and treatment of brain cancer. VABC currently funds research at several esteemed institutions such as Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cleveland Clinic, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, John Hopkins, Memorial Sloan-Kettering and Yale, to name a few.
VABC's mission is to find a cure for brain cancer by advancing scientific research, increasing awareness within the medical community and supporting patients, their families and caregivers afflicted with this devastating disease.
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