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$1.3 million raised by 2015 Ride presented to beneficiaries

One of our two favorite days of the year is when we present the money raised through our event to our beneficiaries (the other being ride day). On April 21st, we gathered at Rady Children’s Hospital–San Diego with a group of distinguished guests and presented an honorary check for $1.3 million representing the total raised by the many riders, donors, volunteers and sponsors involved in the 2015 Pedal the Cause ride. Accepting the check were leaders from our four San Diego-based beneficiaries: Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, the Salk Institute for […]

Padres Pedal Announcement Pregame Ceremony April 23

San Diego Padres and Pedal the Cause Expand Partnership

Photo Credit: Scott Wachter Annual cycling fundraiser re-branded as Padres Pedal the Cause SAN DIEGO, CA (APRIL 23, 2016) – The San Diego Padres and Pedal the Cause today announced a partnership expansion that will re-brand the annual cycling fundraiser as Padres Pedal the Cause for 2016 and beyond. The two organizations, which first partnered in 2015, will join forces to make an even larger impact. PEDAL’s 2015 two-day cycling event raised $1.3 million for cancer research and treatment centers here in San Diego. Together, the Padres and Pedal the Cause plan to grow the event, increase funds raised, and […]

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Pedal The Cause Gives $1,300,000 For Cancer Research To Four Local Research Organizations

Grassroots cycling event raises money to fund innovative cancer research in San Diego San Diego, CA (April 21, 2016)—Pedal the Cause today presented $1,300,000 in grant funding to researchers from Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Rady Children’s Hospital–San Diego. The check presentation was made by Pedal the Cause Executive Director Jay Indovino during a press conference at Rady Children’s Hospital this morning. “From the beginning, we’ve wanted PEDAL to be more than just a cycling fundraising event,” states Indovino. “We want it to be […]

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Thank You!

The success of 2014 Pedal the Cause was unparalleled!  And it’s all because of you. Your strength, determination, and tireless fundraising efforts propelled us yet another huge step forward toward our goal: a world without cancer. This year we have doubled our numbers, both in ridership and in monies raised. We are now on track to fund $1,000,000 of innovative and life-saving cancer research that will stay here in San Diego. Last year, Pedal the Cause funded five important research grants to our local C3, the collaboration between UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, Sanford-Burnham, and the Salk Institute. Those […]

Riding for Dollars (Or, How To Make Fundraising Fun)

Team Sanford-Burnham rider Ryon Graf has been cycling for years. He joined Pedal the Cause in 2013 because of his personal connection to cancer. But even for him, fundraising didn’t come easy. “I admit I’ve always felt a little awkward asking people for donations, so for this year I thought about doing some sort of fundraiser.” Instead of the traditional ask, Ryon came up with a pledge-based event. “I was inspired to do something to honor the stamina of cancer patients and the uphill battle they face, so I decided to do an uphill ‘battle’ and see how many times […]

Who Is Riding: Gary Johnston, Team Bike for the Big Guy

David Johnston was 6’5”, so naturally his nickname was “Big Guy.” But it was his always-positive attitude that his family remembers, especially during David’s short and intense battle with colon cancer. “Dad was never really bitter. He kept telling us you can’t look back, you have to look forward,” said his son, Gary, captain of Team Bike for the Big Guy. When David lost his battle in May, his wife Susan and their two boys were surrounded by support from their friends and extended family. They were looking for a way to channel that support and remember David in the […]

Team Duane Morris: Coming Together for a Cause

Last year, Barbara Murray was a breast cancer patient at Moores Cancer Center and cheered on her husband as he rode the Pedal the Cause two-day course. This year, Barbara is joining Brion on the road as the captain for Team Duane Morris LLP. “I am so proud of the firm’s involvement in Pedal the Cause!”  Not only is Duane Morris a sponsor of Pedal the Cause, but the firm has a team of 12 riders and 11 volunteers so far. The riders have committed to riding 1450 miles and raising $15,000. Duane Morris volunteers will be manning the first aid station […]

How to fundraise? Just tell your story.

Thank you for joining Pedal the Cause and for working towards a world without cancer! Event weekend is just seven weeks away, but fundraising is open until October 31st. While fundraising doesn’t come naturally to everyone, all it takes is telling your story and talking to people about why you are riding. You might be surprised by how many people have been touched by cancer and who are excited to support you. You joined Pedal for a reason – a strong one, given what you have committed to – and people you speak with will appreciate that. Whether that reason is because […]

Sanford-Burnham Hosts Pedal the Cause Forum

Last week, Sanford-Burnham opened its doors to the Pedal community and hosted our third Forum, focusing on drug development and discovery. The event was a huge success, with dozens of Pedal riders mingling and learning from two major names is science and pharmaceuticals, Sanford-Burnham’s Dr. Garth Powis and Pfizer’s Dr. Bob Abraham. Read more about the event from the Sanford-Burnham blog below, and check out photos on our Facebook page. Thanks to everyone who joined us!   From Sanford-Burnham’s Beaker: Pedal the Cause San Diego held the third installment of their Forums lecture series at our La Jolla campus Wednesday, […]