Kidney Cancer Awareness Month

What to Know About Kidney Cancer

March is Kidney Cancer Awareness Month, and while we don’t hear about kidney cancer as often as other cancers, it is among the 10 most common cancers in Americans. The rate of kidney cancers has risen since the 1990s, though we don’t know why. The National Institute of Health estimates there were approximately 62,000 new diagnoses of kidney cancer in the United States in 2016 and over 14,000 deaths. As such, it’s important to know the risk factors for kidney cancer, as well as what to look out for. The most common type of kidney cancer is also called renal […]

Pedal the Cause Highlights SBP’s Cancer Metabolism and Signaling Networks Program

Pedal the Cause Highlights: SBP’s Cancer Metabolism and Signaling Networks Program

San Diego is home to some of the nation’s finest cancer centers, where ground-breaking cancer research and treatment serve children and adults living with cancer. Padres Pedal the Cause raises money to fund research projects that are translational and collaborative in order to find new prevention or treatments for different kinds of cancer.  We have carefully chosen our renowned beneficiaries with an eye toward innovation, patient care, and excellent research and results. 100% of the proceeds we raise go to the vital cancer research conducted by our carefully chosen beneficiaries.   We are proud to say that one of the […]

Ways to Stay in Cycling Shape During the Winter

5 Ways to Stay in Cycling Shape in the Winter

Winter cycling can be tricky, but don’t let it keep you from riding.   Share this Image On Your Site <p><strong>Please include attribution to with this graphic.</strong></p> <p><a href=’’><img src=’’ alt=’5 Ways to Stay in Cycling Shape in the Winter’ width=’540px’ border=’0′ /></a></p> <p>   Incorporate New Routes: Head to summer’s busiest trails, usually empty in the winter, or wind through industrial parks or neighborhoods. On the road, go for less trafficked back roads that you might not normally ride. Focus on endurance rather than speed. Practice longer rides to build up your endurance and build physical strength […]

Training for Padres Pedal the Cause

Training for Padres Pedal the Cause

Whether you’re an experienced rider or just getting started, training is vital to preparing for any long ride or race. The Padres Pedal the Cause event offers a variety of courses in different distances and degrees difficulty so you can join in the fight against cancer while still customizing your distance to fit your experience and ability. However, even for those riding the novice courses, training is an important part of avoiding injury and fatigue so you can focus on having fun and reaching your goals.   One of the best ways to train for any long ride is to vary […]

Winter vs. Summer Cycling

How Cycling in the Winter Differs from Cycling in the Summer

Cycling in the winter requires some planning and thoughtful clothing, but it’s not nearly as daunting as it seems. Winter cycling can be just as enjoyable as cycling in the summer, if not more so! There are fewer crowds to battle, you won’t get overheated if you dress properly, and the scenery can be downright beautiful. Plan well and you’ll be able to stay in riding shape all winter long.   Riding in the winter means bundling up correctly, layering for warmth and ventilation. Avoid overdressing, which makes you sweaty and causes you to get cold when you stop pedaling. […]

Family Friendly Bike Rides in San Diego

Five Family Friendly Bike Trails in San Diego

San Diego is renowned for its beautiful, warm weather and striking scenery. What better way is there to soak it all in than a bike ride? Explore the city and take advantage of the sunshine by riding the many bike trails in San Diego. Even better, you and your family can use this as an opportunity to train for Padres Pedal the Cause’s annual fundraising event in November 2017! Explore each of these trails to keep things interesting while spending valuable time with your loved ones.   Mission Bay Loop: The Mission Bay path is a full 11 miles on […]

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month: What You Can Do to Put an End to This Disease

Lung cancer is one of the leading four cancers and kills more people each year than colon, breast, and prostate cancer combined. Still, in spite of the fact that it has been the leading cause of cancer death for women and men in the United States for the last 30 years, it receives the least amount of federal cancer research funds.   One theory is that the stigma surrounding lung cancer translates to less attention and fewer funds allocated to this kind of cancer. Most people believe that lung cancer is the direct result of smoking, and while smoking is […]

pancreatic cancer awareness

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. With your help and donations, Padres Pedal the Cause hopes to help change the future of pancreatic cancer. Raising awareness for this disease increases knowledge of the risk factors, symptoms, and treatments for pancreatic cancer, as well as encouraging people to help fund vital research.   Pancreatic cancer accounts for approximately 3% of all cancers in the United States, and about 7% of cancer deaths. Approximately 53,000 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year and sadly, almost 42,000 people will die from the disease. Pancreatic cancer is more common among those who […]

Advances of Breast Cancer Research and Treatment

As the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women worldwide, breast cancer accounts for nearly a third of all newly diagnosed cancers. It’s certainly a monster we need to stop. Fortunately, we are seeing a gradual reduction in diagnoses of women aged 50 and older, and the death rates from breast cancer have been declining since the early 90s. This is all due to the hard work of researchers and charitable organizations, providing a framework to build and advance treatments, awareness, and early detection. Share this Image On Your Site <p><strong>Please include attribution to with this graphic.</strong></p> <p><a href=’’><img […]

Cancer Support Groups in San Diego

Cancer Support Groups in San Diego

From the moment of diagnosis, cancer preys on the emotional, physical, and mental well-being of both the diagnosed and everybody close to them. Feelings of fear, disorientation, shock, and anguish prevail, and you face these concerns with hundreds of questions. Apprehension and uncertainty rule your understanding of how to live and cope with cancer. But, you aren’t alone.   Coping with cancer and all its stages of treatment may be one of the toughest challenges anyone could ever be asked to face. So don’t go it alone. There are hundreds of programs and support groups out there designed with the […]