Cary, NC [January 8, 2019] – The V Foundation for Cancer Research, a top-rated cancer research charity, is excited to announce all new routes for the second annual Victory Ride to Cure Cancer on May 18. In addition to the 30-, 60- and 100-mile routes, the V Foundation has added a 10-mile route to host a more accessible event. Each route begins in the heart of NC State University’s Centennial Campus, heading south towards the open roads. Depending on mileage chosen, routes pass through Lake Wheeler, Jordan Lake, Harris Lake and Lake Johnson, all ending with a post-ride celebration including food, drinks and music.
“We are excited to roll out the new routes and a kid’s bicycle obstacle course for 2019. These additions give every member of the community a chance to participate, no matter what your ride experience is,” said Evan Morris, Director of Community Events for the V Foundation. “This is an exciting way to help raise funds for the country’s most cutting-edge cancer research, and it’s great to know that a majority of funds stay right here in North Carolina.”
All riders are asked to fundraise $250 to help achieve Victory Over Cancer®. One hundred percent of rider-raised funds will go directly to cancer research. Following the ride, cyclists and spectators will be greeted with food trucks and a beer garden. The Victory Ride is also offering a virtual ride option for those who prefer a stationary bike or cannot make it out on ride day. The Victory Ride benefits Duke Cancer Institute, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and Wake Forest Baptist Health Comprehensive Cancer Center, as well as breakthrough cancer research nationwide.
“I am very excited about the new routes for the upcoming Victory Ride,” said Jon Flaherty, Victory Ride committee member and ride participant. “The Victory Ride staff reached out to multiple, long-time cyclists and current cycling team members to provide direct input on the final routes. As a result, the routes are cycling friendly, with some beautiful country roads and lake views. While several of the roads will be very familiar to many of the local cyclists, others will be new areas to explore.”
The V Foundation’s events raise millions of dollars every year and are vital to research funding. These include the Wine Celebration, the Dick Vitale Gala, Virginia Vine and the Victory Ride to Cure Cancer. At the inaugural Victory Ride, riders raised more than $200,000 for cancer research in North Carolina. The V Foundation has awarded more than $225 million for cutting-edge cancer research. The V Foundation holds a 4-star (highest) rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest evaluator of charities, and is among the top 4% of cancer charities evaluated. The V Foundation is a GuideStar platinum-rated charity.
For more information about the Victory Ride or to register for the ride, please visit www.thevictoryride.org. Follow the Victory Ride on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram via @TheVictoryRide and #TheVictoryRide.
About the V Foundation for Cancer Research
The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina State University basketball coach and ESPN commentator. The Foundation has funded more than $225 million in cancer research grants nationwide. Event proceeds benefit cancer research funded by the V Foundation. The Foundation awards peer-reviewed grants through a competitive awards process strictly supervised by a Scientific Advisory Committee. For more information on the V Foundation or to make a donation, please visit www.jimmyv.org.