Cause2Ride UpdateFriday, May 26, 2006 | 1:48 PM
May 26, 2006 – Atlanta, GA. – “Today is a great day as the pediatric
stroke awareness campaign has reached new heights. Congress just
awarded May 6th as National Childhood Stroke Awareness Day to remember
those children that are suffering and those that have been lost,” says
Tommy Jones, father of 9-year-old stroke survivor, Brady and co-founder
of Cause2Ride. “We have to thank Mr. Alan Blinder for getting the
petition started in February and the hundreds of people that signed it
in support of our children.” Cause2Ride was created after Tommy’s son
collapsed from a massive stroke that has left him disabled at the age
of 9. The Jones Family, along with many others around the world, has
been trying to get the awareness out about pediatric strokes through
numerous outlets. The Jones’ chose motocross since Tommy is a long time
fan and weekend rider. “My family owes a great deal of thanks to so
many in the motocross industry, Travis Wicks, Live Nation, Pro Circuit,
Racer X, Kawasaki, Dunlop, OGIO, Renthal, Utopia Optics, Thor
MX, and many others. Without their help and generosity, we would not be
able to spread the awareness and get the attention that these kids
deserve. It can happen to any child at any time without warning. No
child is exempt and that is very scary.” added Tommy.
Cause2Ride was co-founded by Tommy’s brother, Troy Jones and friend, Mendee Hauck. The purpose is to hold motocross charity events to raise money for pediatric stroke research. Visit www.cause2ride.com to see how you can get involved or visit www.kidshavestrokes.org for more information about pediatric strokes.
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