Cancer Community Unites to Raise over $118K for A World Without Cancer, closing in on its goal raise of $125K


A World Without Cancer Day

Padres Pedal the Cause is proud to announce that, to date, over $118,000 has been raised from the organization’s 2nd annual A World Without Cancer Day, held on Saturday, June 20.  Inspired by the campaign #Do20Give20, participants committed to doing twenty minutes, miles or repetitions, with many SoCal cyclists challenging themselves with 20 hill repeats on the famous Torrey Pines or Mt Soledad and many completing a virtual spin class lead by breast cancer fighter, Kellie Sullivan.  Participants matched their commitment to “Do 20” with a $20 or more donation to Padres Pedal the Cause, an organization that donates 100% of fundraising dollars to cancer research. 

Padres Pedal is continuing its fundraising efforts for A World Without Cancer Day as the organization nears its goal of $125,000.  Every dollar will fund potentially life-saving cancer research projects and clinical trials like the 54 translation grants, 6 clinical trials, and 2 team science awards the organization has funded over the past eight years.  Donations can be made by visiting the Padres Pedal the Cause website (gopedal.org/wwcd).

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Padres Pedal the Cause is recognized for funding top quality, collaborative cancer research in San Diego and putting on a first-class annual event on centerfield at Petco Park.  While the commitment to fund cancer research remains unchanged, social distancing measures forced the organization to pivot sharply away from a centralized, mass event. Also new this year, Padres Pedal announced a collaboration with another impactful San Diego cancer fundraising organization, the Immunotherapy Foundation (IF).  In partnership, IF and Padres Pedal integrated the Peloton community into A World Without Cancer Day by tying a 10am live Peloton ride into the schedule for June 20 to raise more awareness and funding.

Padres Pedal the Cause Executive Director Anne Marbarger attributes the campaign’s success to the pervasiveness of cancer and a core desire to help that so many people experience when they see a loved one fight cancer.  “It is heartwarming to know and inspiring to see so many people compelled to donate and move in honor of someone going through a cancer journey.  Cancer cuts across all communities and families, even during a global pandemic, and we are proud to provide a forum wherein cancer fighters can find hope and meaning while funding ground-breaking research.”

Padres Pedal the Cause is committed to supporting the cancer community by continuing to fund scientific research and clinical trials, and through new support programs.  In the coming weeks, the organization will announce the next round of projects to receive funding and launch a new program, in partnership with the San Diego Padres and Susan G. Komen called Groceries4Good, which funds and delivers complimentary groceries for cancer patients in need.  To learn more and donate, visit the Padres Pedal the Cause website at www.gopedal.org and follow the organization on Facebook and Instagram