Why I Participate:
This is my 5th year riding Padres Pedal the Cause. On November 16, I will ride my bicycle 100 miles to raise awareness for cancer research and to honor those who have both won or lost their battle with this insidious disease.
Cancer has touched so many friends and family in my life. In the last year my friend Sian was diagnosed with breast cancer, so too was a member of my work team, Zainub - they are both kicking cancer's butt! I learned last week that my friend Melissa was diagnosed with cancer and has started treatment. With funding for research going in the wrong direction, Padres Pedal the Cause has never been more important because it is funding high risk/high reward cancer research grants and also now clinical trials to advance care for this insidious disease and save lives.
This year I've committed to raise a minimum of $5000 for this charity, but the more I raise the more impact we can have together. In addition to fundraising I am team captain for Illumina, Inc. (where I work). Our technology enables precision medicine today by providing genetic analysis tools for cancer research and in the future we'll have additional tests and applications to directly improve standard of care in oncology.
Please help me in this journey by donating to my ride.
Join me! Thank you!
Important Padres Pedal Dates:
Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019
Deadline to Commit to Incentive Levels to receive custom apparel by Nov. 16
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019
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100% of the donations raised by Padres Pedal the Cause stay in San Diego to fund life-saving cancer research projects. Learn more by clicking below.
How to get involved
Not yet registered? Click below to learn more on how to become involved. Ride, run, walk, spin or volunteer - everyone can participate and join the fight against cancer.