SAN DIEGO – August 30, 2018 – Padres Pedal the Cause, an annual multimillion-dollar fundraiser for cancer research, is hosting a team recruitment kickoff today from 12–1 p.m. at ResMed to attract riders, runners, volunteers and donations.
The main “Padres Pedal” fundraising event is actually made up of multiple activities, on Saturday, November 17, all taking place or concluding at Petco Park, including 25-to-100-mile bike rides, spin bike sessions and a 5K walk/run.
In the past five years, Padres Pedal the Cause has raised more than $7.1 million to fund 42 San Diego-area cancer research collaborations at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, and Rady Children’s Hospital.
Every dollar raised goes directly to research, as the organization’s costs are underwritten by sponsors like ResMed, a third-year Signature-level sponsor.
In addition to its annual sponsorships, ResMed’s Padres Pedal team has raised $97,428 since 2015, and is looking forward to passing the six-figure mark this fall.
“Cancer has affected all of us in some way, and this is our chance to affect cancer right back – and support local world-class institutions who are leading the search for a cure,” said Team ResMed Co-captain Jeff Becker. “ResMedians are as generous as we are outgoing, so no doubt, we will respond to today’s call for help. With all the ways you can be involved in this fight against cancer, this is an incredible event and also a great way to spend the day with your loved ones.”
“Padres Pedal is thrilled that so many individuals and organizations like ResMed join us year after year to fund life-saving research happening right here in San Diego,” said Padres Pedal Executive Director Anne Marbarger. “This is a historic time of progress for cancer research, and the funds we raise this year will sustain that momentum until finally a cure is found.”
Donate to Padres Pedal the Cause: https://www.gopedal.org/donate/
Ride, run, walk, spin or volunteer at: https://www.mygopedal.org/registration_participation.jsp?
About Padres Pedal the Cause
Padres Pedal the Cause is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to funding collaborative cancer research in San Diego. To date, Padres Pedal has raised and donated over $7.1 million to fund 42 translational research projects at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Rady Children’s Hospital and Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute. It is our goal that the research funded by Padres Pedal the Cause will lead to increased survivorship and ultimately, cures for cancer. For more information or to register for the November 17th event, please visit www.gopedal.org or Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
ResMed (NYSE: RMD, ASX: RMD), a world-leading connected health company with more than 5 million cloud-connected devices for daily remote patient monitoring, changes lives with every breath. Its award-winning devices and software solutions help treat and manage sleep apnea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other respiratory conditions. Its 6,000-member team strives to improve patients’ quality of life, reduce the impact of chronic disease and save healthcare costs in more than 120 countries. ResMed.com
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