Testicular Cancer Awareness

Testicular Cancer Awareness Month: What You Need to Know About Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer affects about 1 in 263 males at some point in their lifetime. The average age of men diagnosed is 33, though it can occur in children and older men. Although the incidence of testicular cancer has been increasing in the U.S. and is currently the leading cancer in men between the ages of 15 and 44, it is typically treated successfully with early detection leading to an over 95% cure rate. Over 90% of testicular cancers develop in the cells that create sperm, known as germ cells. The main types of germ cell tumors are seminomas and non-seminomas, […]

Cancer Myths and Facts Quiz

Being diagnosed with cancer or having a loved one get diagnosed with cancer can be a scary and uncertain time in your life. There are many misconceptions out there about cancer treatment, statistics, and coping mechanisms. Inform yourself on what’s real and what’s false by taking our cancer myths and facts quiz.

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 http://sandiego.pedalthecause.org/ with this graphic.</strong></p> <p><a href=’ http://sdblog.pedalthecause.org/5-ways-stay-cycling-shape-winter/’><img src=’http://sdblog.pedalthecause.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/WinterBiking_PadresPedals-01.jpg’ 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 […]