Anti-Cancer Challenge – Embrace the Challenge and Fund Vital Cancer Research

Anti Cancer Challenge

The Anti-Cancer Challenge is more than a ride, run or walk. The Anti-Cancer Challenge brings our community together to create a cancer-free world on June 8, 2019 at Aldrich Park on the UCI campus in Irvine.

Every participant dollar raised goes to cancer research at the UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. These grants help investigators provide critical preliminary data that allows them to compete for larger funding awards.

In the first year of the Anti-Cancer Challenge, participants supported a novel study by Dr. Michael Demetriou, a UCI professor of neurology, microbiology and molecular genetics, and post-doctoral fellow, Raymond Zhou, PhD. The duo is investigating a new class of cancer-killing immunotherapeutics that have the potential to treat highly diverse types of cancer, from leukemia to breast cancer. Dr. Demetriou was subsequently awarded a $3.4-million National Cancer Institute grant, as part of the Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot initiative, to continue this promising research.

With your support, even more can be done. Join in making 2019 the biggest cancer-fighting year yet! Register or donate today.


Rally: Participate in a training ride led by a bike shop partner or a run/walk led by A Snails Pace at the Anti-Cancer Challenge Rally on Saturday, May 18 at 8 a.m. at the Monarch Beach Resort. RSVP today.

Final Training Ride: Anti-Cancer Challenge riders can participate in a final training ride before the Challenge. Enjoy a 25-mile or 42-mile ride led by The Cyclist at 7 a.m., Saturday, June 1. RSVP today.

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