The leadership of the Utah Ride for Kids were present at the Morgan City Council meeting on Tuesday. They presented a plaque and tee shirt to the city and the sheriff’s office as a token of their appreciation for the city and county’s continuing support of their annual fund raising event.
The Ride for Kids event occurs each August and is a motorcycle fund raiser ride that starts at This Is The Place Heritage Park, in Salt Lake, crosses over East Canyon and ends at Riverside Park in Morgan City.
There are an average of 250 participants in the annual ride. Last year the event raised over $35,000 to help fund medical research to find a cure for childhood brain tumors.
The event also includes a Celebration of Life program, which serves as a support group for patient families. Survivors, brothers and sisters, and their parents are the guests of honor at the event. The funds are raised to support the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. This foundation provides money for research and scholarships for survivors. Two Utah brain tumor survivors have benefited from the scholarship program.
The Ride for Kids plans to have the event again in 2011 and will have Riverside Park as their ending point again this year.