Padres Pedal the Cause presents largest annual contribution to cancer research

Written by 
Susan Gammon
Padres Pedal

Padres Pedal the Cause presented a check for $2,401,523.00 on Wednesday, January 24 to leaders from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Rady Children’s Hospital–San Diego. The funds represent the total amount raised by Padres Pedal teams and participants in the November 2017 cycling event. It’s the largest annual contribution in the five-year history of the organization.

100% of the proceeds raised by Padres Pedal the Cause stay in San Diego to fund collaborative research to find ways to both prevent and treat every type of cancer—with the hope of ultimately finding cures.

SBP has been an active participant in the annual two-day cycling fundraiser since it began in 2013. We recruit cyclists, provide water and entertainment during the ride, and have been the grateful recipient of funding for research on melanoma,pancreatic, breast and colon cancer.

From all of us at SBP, thank you to all the riders, survivors, sponsors, volunteers, doctors, researchers, families and friends who helped raise money for critical cancer research.