Why We Ride: Michael Prunka

Michael Prunka has never been particularly athletic. To many people who describe themselves that way, the thought of getting on a bike for a 60-mile ride might be overwhelming. For Prunka, the cause made the challenge worth it, especially after losing his best friend’s mother to cancer in December 2020. “She had been a second…

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The V Foundation for Cancer Research Announces Fifth Annual Victory Ride to Cure Cancer

With Over $1 Million Raised for Cancer Research, the Victory Ride Leads Local Cancer Fundraising Rides Cary, NC [October 21, 2021] – The V Foundation for Cancer Research, a top-rated cancer research charity, is excited to announce the fifth annual Victory Ride to Cure Cancer, presented by Braswell Family Farms, will take place on May 21, 2022. Since…

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Fourth Annual Victory Ride to Cure Cancer Raises Nearly $400,000 for Research

Four-year cancer research fundraising total exceeds $1 million Cary, NC [September 2, 2021] – The V Foundation for Cancer Research’s Victory Ride to Cure Cancer, a one-day charity cycling event presented by Braswell Family Farms was held on Saturday, August 28, at NC State University’s Centennial Campus. Participants raised nearly $400,000 to benefit cancer research…

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Why We Ride: Scott Long

For Scott Long, cancer has always been a part of life. He lost a grandmother and an uncle to cancer and, a few months ago, a cousin just two years older than Long also passed away. As we speak, he has another cousin taking on cancer. Long, an avid cyclist, was looking for a good…

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Why We Ride: Mike Karlson

Life’s not always fair. We’re told that from the time we’re young. For Mike Karlson, he truly realized that when his father was diagnosed with brain cancer. In December of 2009, his father’s condition worsened while Karlson was deployed in Afghanistan as a new Army officer. Fortunately, he was able to make it home to…

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Why We Ride: LeighAnn Baize

Cancer has been a part of LeighAnn Baize’s life since she was 13. That’s when her dad was diagnosed with colon cancer. After a four-year fight, he passed away during her senior year of high school. “For my entire adult life, I’ve passed milestones that no one should have to with a giant father-sized hole…

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Why We Ride: Meredith Stutz

The thing Meredith Stutz remembers most about her grandfather? He was always on the move. Whether it was fixing something, doing chores around the house, playing with his grandkids or riding his bike, Mike Goeddeke never stopped. In fact, for many years, Goeddeke rode his bike to raise money for cancer research. Meredith’s great uncle…

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Why We Ride: Hollie Reed

I have been the wife, daughter, granddaughter, niece, cousin, friend, nurse and coworker of someone diagnosed with cancer. Each story was different, as was the role I played in their journey; but the first time you hear the “C” word connected to someone you love, you are changed forever. I married my best friend, Willy,…

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Why We Ride: Nita Kroninger

It had been years since Nita Kroninger had been on a bike. She’s not even a casual bike rider, let alone an avid cyclist. She had never even considered riding in a large bike event like the Victory Ride to Cure Cancer. Then her whole life changed when her husband, Ed, was diagnosed with cancer….

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