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 http://sandiego.pedalthecause.org/ with this graphic.</strong></p> <p><a href=’ http://sdblog.pedalthecause.org/advances-breast-cancer-research-treatment/’><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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]