Give 100% - Padres Pedal reaches 100% Donation Model

Give 100%! Padres Pedal thrilled to reach important 100% Donation Model.

One of our most important goals for Padres Pedal has been to reach the 100% Donation Model. We’re proud to say that we have reached this noteworthy milestone for 2016! Why it’s important What is the 100% Donation Model? The 100% Donation Model means that all operational expenses will be offset with sponsorship and registration fees so that 100% of participant fundraising will support cancer research at our beneficiaries. Why is this important to you? Simply put, it means every dollar you donate and receive from your donors will go towards our mission of funding groundbreaking cancer research. The importance […]

Cancer Research Fundraising Bike Rides

Endurance Sports to the Rescue!

At Padres Pedal the Cause we understand that we aren’t the only ones using cycling and other endurance sports events to raise money for cancer research. We think it’s important to give a shout out to some of our fellow cancer fighters, and highlight their achievements. While we all share motive and initiative in the great battle against cancer, each of us plays a different and invaluable role in the effort.   The Bike to Beat Cancer is a one-day fundraising event held annually in Louisville, Kentucky. For this particular cycling event, riders choose between four course options: 35, 65 […]

The Progress of Cancer Research

The Progress of Cancer Research

The road to finding a cure to cancer has been paved with victories throughout the years. See the most important milestones of cancer research. Share this Image On Your Site <p><strong>Please include attribution to sandiego.pedalthecause.org with this graphic.</strong></p><br /> <p><a href=’http://sdblog.pedalthecause.org/progress-of-cancer-research/’><img src=’http://sdblog.pedalthecause.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Padres-Pedal-for-the-Cause-Infographic.jpg’ alt=’The Progress of Cancer Research’ width=’540px’ border=’0′ /></a></p><br /> <p> 1880s – William Halsted pioneers the radical mastectomy, ushering in a new era of more aggressive surgical approaches to cancer. 1903 – First use of radiation to treat cancer. 1937 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt establishes the National Cancer Institute to research the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of […]

Scenic San Diego Bike Routes

The Most Scenic Bike Routes of San Diego to Help You Train

Can you believe it’s already August? How the summer flies! Well, it’s about that time to start training for Pedal the Cause in November, and we are excited to share our favorite scenic bike paths in San Diego to help you further enjoy your training.   With the sun always shining in “America’s Finest City,”  it’s hard to find an excuse to train indoors, so we want to help you make the most of your biking. Below, find a list of our favorite rides (beginner to expert) with important details about what you can expect from each.   The first […]

Monshot to the Moon Cancer Initiative

What Vice President Biden’s ‘Moonshot’ to Cure Cancer Means for Organizations and Patients

In his last State of the Union address on January 12, 2016, President Barrack Obama announced the establishment of the National Cancer Moonshot initiative to be led by Vice President Joe Biden. The $1 billion initiative will accelerate cancer research efforts by breaking down barriers to progress. Through promoting data sharing and facilitating collaborations, the National Cancer Moonshot initiative aims to expedite a decade’s worth of advances in five years, advancing cancer prevention, treatment, and care.   Joe Biden had his own personal brush with cancer after losing his son, Beau, to brain cancer. In his address to the Cancer […]

Group

Group Riding Etiquette

One of the great things about Padres Pedal participants is that every year we have riders of every ability level, from long-time experienced riders to complete newbies that are riding for the first time. Given that our mission is to help create a world without cancer, and exercise is one of the keys to lowering your risk factors, we’re always happy to help get people on bikes. That said, we want to help you be safe on your bike to maximize your enjoyment while on the road. Now that we’re hitting the summer months and training rides are starting to […]

Lab

Research Grant Spotlight: Association between nightly fasting and cancer risk

This past April, Padres Pedal presented $1.3 million to fund seven innovative research projects being conducted by teams of researchers from our beneficiary institutions. On a monthly basis, we will be highlighting one of the projects to provide additional information to our readers into the research that is funded by your miles of riding and tireless efforts in fundraising.   Here is the grant summary for this month’s featured project followed by a Q&A with one of the researchers.   To give us further insight into the project, we interviewed one of the researchers Ruth Patterson, PhD, leader of the […]

Michael Faketty

Meet Padres Pedal Rider: Michael Faketty

Nothing gets us more excited than hearing what motivates our riders to join Padres Pedal the Cause–everyone has a story, a reason why they Pedal and sharing these amazing stories keeps us all inspired to fight the good the fight. Michael Faketty is a first-time participant in Padres Pedal who is riding 100 miles this November. Amazingly, he has raised over $7,500 in less than a month to reach Padres Peleton and Yellow Jersey incentive levels! Michael is a former Navy SEAL and Kona IRONMAN competitor who was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer in June of 2012. Mike is currently […]

Oceanside Glasstile Cancer Kickers

Team Focus: Oceanside Glasstile Cancer Kickers

Padres Pedal the Cause owes much of its success to the riders, donors and volunteers that participate in the event year in and year out. Many of these people are part of company teams that band together to ride in the event, raise money and volunteer their time. The staff at Padres Pedal invests a significant amount of time and effort in team development; helping teams to grow, train and fundraise. Much of that is accomplished by working with team captains to provide them the necessary tools to manage their teams and continue to bring on board new members. We […]

Photo credit: Andy Hayt

$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 […]