Seattle, WA. (Nov. 16, 2010)
Lead by 2010 AMA Motocross National Champions Ryan Dungey and Trey Canard, a dozen leading Motocross and Supercross racers have joined together for the 2010 MX for Children 'Giving Thanks' charity auction. Funds raised from this 4th annual auction benefit hydrocephalus research at leading Children's Hospitals including Toronto's SickKids, Seattle Children's, Utah's Primary Children's, Children's Hospital of Alabama, St. Louis Children's, Pittsburgh Children's and Houston's Texas Children's Hospital.
The theme of this year's auction is "Helmets for Hydro". "Hydro" is short for "Hydrocephalus" -- the #1 cause of brain surgery in kids and affects one million people in the United States. Leading motocross riders such as Ryan Dungey, Trey Canard, Ashley Fiolek, Andrew Short, Ben Townley, and Brett Metcalfe and others have personally signed and donated helmets from this past season to this year's auction.
"The children who suffer from hydrocephalus can greatly benefit from the clinical research conducted by these participating hospitals," said Dr. John Kestle, chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City. "We will put these funds to good use to reduce infection rates and improve treatments for these kids."
MX for Children is a group of volunteers that organize fundraising events and unique experiences around the sport of Motocross and Supercross benefiting research at children's hospitals around North America. In
addition to this annual auction, MX for Children runs local MX ride events and the Inside Line Experience pledge drive in conjunction with Supercross. All events provide a way for people who love the sport of motocross to give back to their community in a significant way.
The eBay auction commences 8:00am PST on Nov. 16th and ends Nov. 25th. To learn more about the auction, please visit us at www.mxforchildren.org, our Facebook page or on Twitter . On eBay, search for items for sale by "MXforChildren". All proceeds from the auction benefit Hydrocephalous Research at Toronto's SickKids, Seattle Children's, Utah's Primary Children's, Children's Hospital of Alabama, St. Louis Children's, Pittsburgh Children's and Houston's Texas Children's Hospital.
*About MX for Children*
MX for Children has raised more than $500,000 for children's hospitals in North American since it was founded in 2006. Fundraisers are motivated to help children by advancing research for hydrocephalus -- the #1 cause of brain surgery for kids. MX for Children supported hospitals, recognized as some of the world's foremost pediatric health-care institutions, are dedicated to advancing children's health through the integration of patient care, research, and education in several cities on the Supercross circuit. For more information, visit www.mxforchildren.org or contact MX for Children at firstname.lastname@example.org