Team Rady Children’s Riders Hit the Road for Cancer Research at Padres Pedal the Cause

More than 1,800 cyclists participated in the annual Padres Pedal the Cause this past weekend, including 142 riders representing Rady Children’s Hospital! The four teams also included additional virtual riders and 22 volunteers who are tracking to raise more than $100,000 for the event, which donates 100 percent of its proceeds to cancer  research right here in San Diego.

Rady Children’s Peckham Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders is among the beneficiaries of the funds raised. The event has raised more than $1.8 million this year.

About Padres Pedal the Cause
Padres Pedal the Cause is a California non-profit public benefit corporation established to fund, plan and manage an annual two-day cycling fundraiser in partnership with the San Diego Padres. The organization’s mission is to end cancer by raising money for innovative life-saving research in San Diego. To date, Padres Pedal has raised over $4.7 million and funded 31 collaborative research projects at four beneficiaries: Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Rady Children’s Hospital–San Diego. The goal and true hope is that the research funded by Padres Pedal the Cause will ultimately lead to a cure for cancer.

Patient Hannah Higgins and her sister Emma cheering on Rady Children’s riders

The fifth annual Padres Pedal the Cause event takes place November 11-12, 2017, at Petco Park and will feature courses of various distances for all skill levels, a stationary bike zone, virtual riding, a children’s ride as well as numerous volunteer opportunities for all those who want to make a difference in the fight against cancer. New this year, Padres Pedal is only the second cycling event to ride over the Coronado Bay Bridge. For more information, please visit www.gopedal.org. Padres Pedal can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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