Local Cycling Event to Support Cancer Research Nationwide
The Victory Ride to Cure Cancer takes place May 19
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The V Foundation for Cancer Research recently announced the inaugural Victory Ride to Cure Cancer, which will take place May 19 beginning in Raleigh.
The Victory Ride to Cure Cancer, a cycling event, will start and finish at North Carolina State University’s On the Oval on Centennial Campus. The course takes riders through central North Carolina neighborhoods and includes 100-, 60- and 30-mile ride options, as well as a shorter Family Ride. In honor of the V Foundation’s 25th anniversary, we have asked all riders to raise at least $250 for cancer research. The family ride has no fundraising minimum. All of the riders proceeds will go directly to cutting edge cancer research in the Triangle and nationwide.
The first 10 readers to register can participate for free by entering in this code while registering: CAROLINAPARENT. This code will work for 10 family ride registrations. Please type in the code in ALLCAPS with NOSPACES.
The V Foundation hopes the event will engage the community through participation of riders, sponsors, cancer centers, volunteers and spectators. The Victory Ride benefits Duke Cancer Institute, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Wake Forest Baptist Health Comprehensive Cancer Center, as well as breakthrough cancer research nationwide.
“The V Foundation is proud to partner with the state’s three NCI-designated cancer centers to fund vital research,” says Susan Braun, CEO of the V Foundation. “North Carolina is proud of its strong capabilities to unlock the mysteries of cancer and create ways to treat and cure patients. This is why the V Foundation exists — it is our mission and our passion.”
The V Foundation’s signature events raise millions of dollars every year and are vital to research funding. These events include the Wine Celebration, the Dick Vitale Gala, Virginia Vine and the Victory Ride (coming in 2018). The V Foundation has awarded more than $200 million in cancer research grants. Among the highest-rated nonprofits by Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities, the V Foundation continues to expand its efforts in the fight against cancer with a strict adherence to sound fiscal management and transparency. The V Foundation has received consistent 4-star ratings by Charity Navigator and is among the top 4 percent of cancer charities evaluated.
For more information about the Victory Ride to Cure Cancer or to register for the ride, please visit thevictoryride.org.