September 9, 2012, will mark the 11th Ride For Karen at Joan of Arc High School in Maple. Brothers Kirk and Kris Tobias created the event in 2002 after their mother, Karen Tobias, died of breast cancer. In celebration of her life and generosity, they decided to come together to make a difference. “We saw how hard the journey was with our mother and could not imagine how difficult it would be with a child,” says Kirk. Over the past 10 years, Ride for Karen has raised more than $1 million. This year’s funds will send children with cancer to camp to improve their quality of life and provide them with hope.