Bike to Fight Cancer Event Raises Funds for Research
In commemoration of Lance ArmstrongÂs final Tour de France race, the 2005 Chicago Bike to Fight Cancer event will be held on Sunday, July 24, 2005 from 8:00 a. m. -1:00 p. m. along beautiful Lake MichiganÂs lakefront, as Lance crosses the finish line for the last time.
(PRWEB) June 17, 2005
In commemoration of Lance ArmstrongÂs final Tour de France race, the 2005 Bike to Fight Cancer event will be held on Sunday, July 24, 2005 from 8:00 a. m. -1:00 p. m. along beautiful Lake MichiganÂs lakefront, as Lance crosses the finish line for the last time. Thousands of bikers are expected to participate in the event as families, recreational bikers and bike enthusiastÂs ride together to raise money to fight cancer. Riders can choose their own distance up to 20-miles. The event begins and ends at Soldier Field. Riders can also participate in a Chicago wide spin-a-thon which will be held the same day from 9:00 a. m.-12:00 p. m. Spinners will ride in front of event sponsor NBC 5Âs Studio 5 at 401 N. Michigan Avenue, along with seven clubs through out Chicago. All the proceeds from the Bike to Fight Cancer event will benefit the Lance Armstrong Foundation and the Carley Cancer Research Core Facility at the Robert H. Lurie Center of Northwestern University.
ÂThis is a great opportunity to help further the development of science and aid the research done at the Carley Cancer Research Core Facility. LAF does tremendous work throughout the country to help those fighting cancer and we are proud to be associated and raising money for the organization,Â commented Chris Carley, founder of the Carley Cancer Research Core Facility at Northwestern and Chairman of the Chicago LAF Peloton.
The first annual Bike to Fight Cancer event raised more than $150,000 last summer for LAF through a city-wide spin-a-thon. Nautilus donated more than 50 bikes for the main event held outside of NBC 5Âs Studio 5 and numerous health clubs throughout Chicagoland.
This year the Bike to Fight Cancer committee aims to raise $500,000 for the fight against cancer with a target of 3,000 participants riding on ChicagoÂs lakefront, off Michigan Avenue and in numerous Chicagoland health clubs. Many rider incentives and drawing for prizes will be available. Participants will be eligible to win a yellow ÂLive StrongÂ Mini Cooper by raising $1,000 with one winner per hundred entries; multiple Mini-Coopers available. The drawing will take place in front of NBC 5Âs studio 5 on the day of
Founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and cycling champion, Lance Armstrong, the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) provides practical information and tools for people living with and beyond cancer who need to live strong. Based in Austin, Texas, the LAF believes that in your battle with cancer, unity is strength, knowledge is power and attitude is everything. They serve their mission through public health, advocacy, research and education. For more information on the LAF visit laf. org.
The newly established Carley Cancer Research Core Facility provides research scientists at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University with the tools to further some of the countryÂs most unique research efforts in the fight against cancer. Their work covers the full spectrum of science, from the creation of molecules, to the patient applications at the clinics. The facility provides the infrastructure to further their investigations and the opportunity to conduct research, rarely, done in the academic sector.
ÂSome of the most exciting cancer research is being done right here in the Chicagoland area. Northwestern University has brought together one of the greatest team of scientists working together to identify new treatments for cancer. Our facility is a major contributor in drug development and the discovery process,Â stated Carley.
To register to ride in the Bike to Fight Cancer event on Sunday, July 24, 2005 visit the www. biketofightcancer. org website for a registration form or go to www. signmeupsports. com.
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