Why I Participate:
Yet over the past 10 years, the budgets of the NCI and NIH have grown minimally with their buying power shrinking by 20% as a result of inflation. We are at a time of unparalleled promise in our potential for groundbreaking research. The need to generate private funding for cancer research has never been more important.
How do I know this?
My wife, Leona, works at UCSD Moores Cancer Center. A lot. She is involved in many facets of cancer research administration from programmatic grant organization to facilitating collaborative relationships between scientists and clinicians to name a few. And she believes wholeheartedly in Padres Pedal the Cause.
The three NCI-designated cancer centers (UCSD Moores Cancer Center, Sanford-Burnham and Salk Institute Cancer Centers) form the San Diego NCI Cancer Centers Council or C3, a powerhouse consortium of scientific and clinical cancer research. Padres Pedal the Cause proceeds benefit the C3 and now Rady Children's Hospital by funding high-risk/high-gain, scientifically meritorious collaborative grants. Leona is also the C3 Grants Administrator, so I heard about the rigorous process involved in awarding the best proposals. And it was rigorous. So I believe in Padres Pedal the Cause.
We've all been touched by cancer in some way or another. My dad has cancer. My brother-in-law has cancer. So this is personal for me.
I'm riding the 2-day Padres Pedal the Cause event on November 11 & 12, 2017, to support them and to support my super-smart wife, because this is my Cause, too.
Help me support the continued efforts of these three superb research institutions to translate their top-notch science into the clinics where it can benefit our loved ones. You can donate to our Team Cancer Derailleurs link! Leona and I would be very grateful ...
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
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