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WHEREAS, brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in children under the age of 20; and
WHEREAS, more than 4,600 children younger than 19 will be diagnosed with a brain tumor this year; and
WHEREAS, Ride for Kids is a national series of motorcycle rides that support the work of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation; and
WHEREAS, Virginia motorcyclists, corporate donors, and others have raised more than $1.2 million for Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation since the first Virginia Ride for Kids Day event in 2003; and
WHEREAS, it is vital that those affected by pediatric brain tumors have access to quality, affordable care, and that research for all forms of childhood cancer continues to be vigorously supported;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ralph S. Northam, do hereby recognize June 3, 2018, as VIRGINIA RIDE FOR KIDS DAY in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.