After postponing this year’s Paceline Ride to Oct. 24, Paceline leadership has now decided to make this year’s annual event virtual in consideration of rider safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Cancer remains the second leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. With your support, we remain united in our mission and will continue to fund life-changing research for people affected by cancer both in Georgia and further afield,” said Martyn Jones, Paceline President.
Paceline is a year-round movement of communities and organizations interacting toward a common goal, to cure cancer faster. One-hundred percent of all fundraising supports critical research and survivorship at the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University.
“The change to a virtual PaceDay is simply a change in the way we celebrate all the hard work and effort that goes into fundraising. Paceline is still very real, and 100% of the money that each rider and virtual rider has raised speaks volumes during these challenging times,” said Founder and Chairman Dag Grantham. “It’s possible for us to make such a difficult decision knowing we have the full support of the community, the state, and our corporate funding partners.”
While there will not be a physical event to celebrate the fundraising efforts this year, there will be virtual events and physical challenges leading up to a live-streamed celebration on Oct. 24. Participants are encouraged to engage in physical activity of their choice to fundraise. With a $0 registration fee and new fundraising incentives for participants, everyone is encouraged to join the movement to raise funds for the Georgia Cancer Center.
Ellice Whatley Bowman, Paceline Creative Officer, contributed this article.