Rick Valencia

My Event: Olympic Challenge
My Team: Qualcomm
My ID: 67
Lifetime Raise: $147145.0000
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

$24,930 Raised
$20,000 Commitment
100%

Why I Participate:

I've decided to participate in this incredible experience, Padres Pedal the Cause cycling fundraiser for cancer research. More than a thousand cyclists will be joining me and all of us share a single goal: to find a cure for cancer. But I am so committed to this cause, I also decided to join the board of directors in support of my friend, board chairman and three time cancer survivor, Bill Koman.

Personally, I originally decided to ride in memory of a family friend, Carly Copley, who lost her life to Leukemia when she was just 4 years old and a very close friend, Liz Laats, who recently passed away after battling ovarian cancer for several years. This year I'll also be riding in honor of my sister Yvonne who was diagnosed with this horrible disease this year. Thankfully she was one of the "lucky" few who actually beat cancer, but not without having to take extreme measures to cut it out of her body and her life for good.

Professionally, I decided to get involved because 100% of all donations stay in San Diego and go directly to a very unique collaboration of cancer research institutes. UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, Salk Cancer Center, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute and Rady Children's Hospital are combining efforts to create the San Diego National Cancer Institute Cancer Centers Council, or C3, to leverage their distinct and combined resources and talents. This partnership is allowing San Diego's cancer researchers to accelerate the understanding of and innovative treatments for cancer, the nation's second leading cause of death.

Please help me in this journey to find a cure by joining my team as a rider or donating to my ride. I have committed to raise $20,000 for cancer research.



My Donations:

Date
Donor
Amount
11/08/2018
John Plewes
$1,000.00
10/31/2018
Andrew Valencia
$1,000.00
10/30/2018
James Brennan
$200.00
10/30/2018
Eric Topol
$100.00
10/30/2018
Shelley and Derek Aberle
$250.00
10/29/2018
Anonymous
$100.00
10/29/2018
John McHutcheon & Family
$100.00
10/29/2018
Andy Laats
$1,000.00
10/29/2018
Anonymous
$600.00
10/29/2018
Steve Pacelli
$500.00
10/29/2018
Mary & Herb Morgan
$100.00
10/28/2018
Rena Bradham
$100.00
10/28/2018
Anonymous
$1,000.00
10/28/2018
Andrew Watson
$150.00
10/26/2018
Bill Boggs
$500.00
10/23/2018
Qualcomm Matching Gift[matching gift pledged]
$100.00
10/22/2018
Pazol Family
$100.00
10/19/2018
Blankenship Family
$300.00
10/16/2018
Scott Field
$100.00
10/16/2018
Tom Kluz
$100.00
10/16/2018
Kevin Kettler
$100.00
10/15/2018
James Langley
$250.00
10/15/2018
Ellis Family
$250.00
10/15/2018
Tina and Jeff Rose
$100.00
10/12/2018
Lisa & Steve Altman
$500.00
10/11/2018
Chris Wasden
$50.00
10/09/2018
Qualcomm Matching Gift
$5,000.00
10/09/2018
Mead Family
$100.00
10/09/2018
Peter Farrell
$1,000.00
10/09/2018
Anonymous
$100.00
10/09/2018
Andy D
$250.00
10/08/2018
Jason and Melissa Levin
$1,000.00
10/08/2018
Valerie and Lee Shapiro
$180.00
10/08/2018
Melania Trump
$1,000.00
10/08/2018
Anonymous
$250.00
10/08/2018
Talia Hazard
$250.00
10/08/2018
Anonymous
$5,000.00
09/04/2018
Mark Kern
$100.00
08/10/2018
Bring a Friend Credit
$50.00
08/10/2018
Bring a Friend Credit
$50.00
08/10/2018
Bring a Friend Credit
$50.00
05/03/2018
Qualcomm Matching Gift
$1,000.00
04/20/2018
Rick Valencia
$1,000.00

Important Padres Pedal Dates:

Saturday, Sept 1, 2018

Deadline to Commit to Incentive Levels to receive custom apparel by Nov. 17

Saturday, Nov 17, 2018

Event Day

Saturday, Dec 1, 2018

Fundraising Deadline

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Our impact

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.


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