Riding for Momma Zimm

In his 1993 ESPYS speech, Jim Valvano spoke about the precious moments in life. He reminded us all to cherish the ones you have, because you never know how many you have left. Jim knew he had very few moments still to come because of his cancer. And that’s what cancer does. It robs us…

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Why We Ride: Michael Werner

For over a decade, cancer played far too large a role in Michael Werner’s life. Between 2008 and 2018, Werner not only lost his father and his best friend from high school to cancer, but also faced a lymphoma diagnosis of his own. Werner has seen cancer move quickly and take its time. His father…

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Why We Ride: Ben Carson

Hearing the words, “You have cancer” is a life-changing moment. For Victory Ride participant Ben Carson, the diagnosis came when he was just 36 years old in November of 2017. It was prostate cancer. Thankfully, the prognosis was good and he had surgery in 2018 to remove the cancer. “I’m incredibly thankful for all the…

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Why We Ride: Alan Ma

Like far too many people, Alan Ma has seen what cancer can do. He’s had friends and family members take on the disease, with a few passing away. But it got very personal for Ma when his older sister was diagnosed with breast cancer at just 32 years old. The news of a closer family…

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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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