The Anti-Cancer Challenge is more than a ride, run or walk. The Anti-Cancer Challenge brings the community together to create a cancer-free world on June 8, 2019 at Aldrich Park on the UCI campus in Irvine.
This is where the end of cancer begins. If you want to be part of this growing community movement, you still have time to register for the UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge on Saturday, June 8.
In just a few days, thousands of people will come together in Aldrich Park on the UCI campus in Irvine to ride, run and walk to beat cancer. When you choose to join, you help researchers at the UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center explore innovative new ways to attack and, ultimately, defeat a disease that touches so many lives.
What’s more, every dollar you raise as a participant goes to breakthrough cancer research. Last year, Anti-Cancer Challenge participants funded 16 different investigations — each one representing an opportunity to change what it means to be diagnosed with cancer. With your help, we can do even more this year.
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.