UC San Diego's Moores Cancer Center is one of the primary beneficiaries of Padres Pedal the Cause—an annual fundraising event where participants can ride, spin, walk or run to raise money for local cancer research. Over the past six years, Pedal the Cause has provided $10 million to cancer research in San Diego with more than $5 million benefiting UC San Diego directly.
Scientists at Moores Cancer Center, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, and Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have initiated 54 translational cancer research projects and five clinical trials for all types of cancers, including pancreatic, breast, brain, pediatric, skin, lung, colorectal, gastrointestinal, ovarian, and endometrial.
I hope you will come out and support this great event at PetCo Park on Saturday, November 16. It is easy to sign up, go to gopedal.org and join one of the more than 20 UC San Diego teams.