Rick Valencia

My Event: Olympic Challenge
My Team: Qualcomm
My ID: 67
Lifetime Raise: $124465.0000

$2,250 Raised
$10,000 Commitment

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 a friend and coworker who was just diagnosed with cancer in the last few weeks.

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 $25,000 for cancer research.

My Donations:

Mark Kern
Bring a Friend Credit
Bring a Friend Credit
Bring a Friend Credit
Qualcomm Matching Gift
Rick Valencia

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.

Our Impact

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.

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