Why I Participate:
As a new mom, the pediatric projects we fund are extra meaningful. I can't imagine having to watch my kid fight cancer and will ride and fundraise this year in hopes that Quinn and her friends won?t have to. Take a few minutes to meet this brave warrior, Lota, who joined our community this year. I've never heard of a young man as courageous and strong as him.
I ride and raise for a few other people I know who have fought hard battles over the past year, some of whom are thriving and some are no longer with us. I also ride for our founder, Bill Koman. I grew up babysitting Bill and Amy's three daughters and I always looked up to them as role models and mentors. Bill fought lymphoma when I was in college and I remember feeling like I didn't do enough to support him and Amy. Without them, Padres Pedal wouldn't exist and I wouldnt' have the opportunity to be part of this amazing community. So, I ride for Bill.
If I had the chance, I'd do our century ride on event weekend. More than likely, I won't get to do that-- I'll be running around to make sure the Coronado Bridge is safely closed for our cyclists, that our new 5K goes off without a hitch, that the spin classes are a blast, and to practice my talking points one more time. The challenge for me will be on stage in front of 3,000-4,000 people to eloquently, confidently, calmly deliver remarks that inspire the crowd and convey my passion for this community. For that, I'll need all the donations I can get 😊
I'm trying to raise at least $2,500 again and all gifts are appreciated--$10, $50, $100, $500. Know that 100% of what you give goes directly to cancer research at 4 awesome institutions.
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.