The event will begin with networking at 5:30 p.m., followed by a brief presentation and a tour of the Cancer Center. There will also be opportunities to register to ride and raise funds throughout the evening.
“When you first heard about your loved one with cancer, one of your first thoughts was, what can I do to help? Paceline exists as a means for you to help the overall fight against cancer. It’s time. Time to make a difference. Time to improve the outcome of cancer patients. Ride for them. Ride for yourself. Ride to make a difference,” said Dag Grantham, founder of Paceline. “The Georgia Cancer Center needs you to help fundraise for its ability to fight cancer on the national level. Join the Paceline today and make a difference in 2020 for those fighting cancer.”
This year’s Ride Weekend will be May 29-30, 2020, at the Augusta University Summerville Campus. Riders can sign up to participate in a 25-, 45- or 100-mile bike ride and commit to fundraising. Paceline is a casual, fun bike ride based in Augusta, where 100% of all funds raised by riders goes to fund critical research and survivorship at the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University.
“By registering for the Paceline Ride, participants raise money to improve the lives of those affected by cancer,” said Dr. Jorge Cortes, director of the Georgia Cancer Center. “This money will support life-changing cancer research, as well as a life-saving treatment for some of our patients. It will also go to fund services designed to help patients through their entire treatment process. And it is a great opportunity for camaraderie by riding with colleagues, patients, their families and community members. We are all joined in our efforts against cancer as we also do something for our own health.”
Paceline had 238 riders, 148 virtual riders and 300 volunteers participate in their inaugural Ride Weekend, raising over $200,000 for research at the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University. Register here for the 2020 Paceline Ride.