The Ride 2019 Sets Record Highs Despite Inclement Weather

The Ride 2019 Sets Record Highs Despite Inclement Weather

September 23rd, 2019  |  The Ride

Madison, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s annual cancer research cycling benefit, The Ride, announces it has set a new annual record of over $400,000 raised for cancer research and counting. The Ride fundraising campaign officially ends on October 1, 2019.

“Despite the weather forcing us to cancel the event portion of The Ride, our registrants and volunteers have generated enormous attention and fundraising support for our mission as we accelerate the brightest minds and ideas in cancer research and patient treatment at the University of Wisconsin. The Ride is a year-round mission that is making significant strides to accelerate innovative cancer research discoveries.”

                        Dr. Paul Harari

                        The Ride Co-Founder

The Ride was created in 2016 and has generated well over $1 Million to date towards the University of Wisconsin’s cancer mission. The Ride delivers 100% of all rider-raised funds towards cancer initiatives made possible by the generous support of its sponsors.

“We created The Ride to financially support and encourage the most aggressive and innovative research approaches and have seen success in the ideas that have been accelerated from the bench to the clinic in our first four years of The Ride. This would not be possible without our community of over 1,650 riders, 200 volunteers, corporate sponsors and the several thousand financial contributors and donors in 2019, which are growing exponentially each year. The mission of The Ride and its impact at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is palpable.”

                        Dr. Deric Wheeler

                        The Ride Director and Co-Founder

Each winter, The Ride identifies highly promising discoveries in cancer research and patient treatment at the University of Wisconsin to support Ride Scholars who receive awards to advance their work. Recently, Ride Scholar Dr. Josh Lang received a $3 Million grant from the National Cancer Institute for his cutting edge research catalyzed by seed funding from The Ride.

The Ride continues on September 27, 2020 in Madison, Wisconsin. For more information, visit

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