The V Foundation for Cancer Research Kicks Off Third Annual Victory Ride to Cure Cancer

The third annual Victory Ride to Cure Cancer, a one-day charity cycling event presented by Braswell Family Farms, will take place on Saturday, May 16, 2020. One hundred percent of rider-raised funds from the Victory Ride benefits Duke Cancer Institute, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Wake Forest Baptist Health Comprehensive Cancer Center, as well as breakthrough cancer research nationwide.

“Everyone is touched by the reach of cancer; as a cancer survivor, I can’t think of a better way to help give back than supporting the V Foundation,” said Ryan Switzer, Victory Ride committee member and cancer survivor. “This bike ride has quickly become the can’t miss charity event in the Triangle. Grab your bike, and join us. We have great rides for the beginner, all the way to the elite cyclists. Can’t wait to see you there!”

The V Foundation kicks off registration for the third annual ride during iHeartMedia’s 919 Day, on September 19, at Downtown Cary Park. iHeartMedia’s 919 Day is a celebration of all things local. It’s the one day a year when our area code is a date on the calendar, making it the perfect time to recognize what makes our community so special. Join us as we celebrate 919 Day and the Victory Ride 2020 kickoff.

919 Day will feature food trucks, live music and beer from Cotton House Craft Brewers. Free outdoor cycling classes will be provided by Rush Cycle, along with cycling swag, courtesy of Primal, and complimentary eggs from Victory Ride presenting partner, Braswell Family Farms.

The Victory Ride, beginning and ending at NC State University’s Centennial Campus, offers distances for all levels of riders with 10-, 30-, 60- and 100-mile distances, as well as the virtual ride options. All riders are asked to raise $250 to help achieve Victory Over Cancer®. Riders are provided breakfast, and following the ride, cyclists and spectators will be greeted with local food trucks, craft brews and live music.

“This disease is such an ugly part of this broken world, and Braswell Family Farms is egg-cited to be a part of this fight against cancer and grateful to see our teammates jumping in to help,” said Trey Braswell, President of Braswell Family Farms.

In the first two years of the event, riders have raised more than $450,000 for breakthrough cancer research. For more information about the Victory Ride to Cure Cancer, please visit Follow the Victory Ride on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @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. Since 1993, 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

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