First Annual Cause 2 Ride Charity Event

March 14, 2006 12:55pm

The first annual Cause 2 Ride charity event is happening this weekend. What's it all about? See below...

Can Kids Suffer From Strokes?

Yes they can!

Cause2Ride Foundation was founded in 2005 after Brady Jones (then 9 years-old) collapsed on the playground at school.  It was later discovered that Brady had suffered a massive stroke due to a blood clot to the brain.   Brady spent four weeks undergoing extensive testing and painful rehabilitation before he was released to go home.  Brady will suffer from severe right side weakness and permanent brain damage.  This was an energetic child that loved football, motocross, riding his bike and scooter. This wasn’t a freak accident.  Amazingly over 6,000 children a year suffer from stroke.  Almost 12% of them will die and 66% will have life long disabilities.  Most doctors confirm that you only have 2 to 4 hours to intervene with strokes.  Unfortunately, it takes any where from 12 to 24 hours to diagnose a stroke in a child.  As parents, this is unacceptable.  This means that our children are doomed from the start.  The earlier a stroke is diagnosed, the better the recovery outcome will be.

The purpose for us sharing our story is to kick off a Childhood Stroke Awareness Campaign.  There is little to no information out about strokes in children.  Cause2Ride Foundation has teamed up with CHASA, the Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association, to bring awareness to the public.

On March 19, 2006, Cause2Ride Foundation is holding a charity event in Bartow, Florida to raise money for pediatric stroke research.  Riders from all ages can sign up, enter the raffle and ride for the day, while raising money for a great cause.  Our sponsors have donated awesome auction items and you won’t want to miss the live performances by Boost Mobile Freestyle MX. Also, Davi Millsaps, Bryan Johnson, Martin Davalos, Eric Vallejo, and other pro riders will be on hand to sign autogrpaghs.

Visit our website at:  See survivor stories of other children and families devastated by stroke and find out what you can do to help make a difference.

This needs to change and it can with your help.