Goodyear, Ariz (PRWEB) September 03, 2014
On Saturday September 27, 2014 an estimated 800 riders will “clip in” to overcome cancer at the second annual Trails 4 Trials Charity Ride (T4T) in Goodyear, Arizona. All donations will benefit Gateway for Cancer ResearchSM, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on finding better treatment options for people battling cancer today.
Beginning and ending at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), T4T is a sanctioned and timed USA cycling road race. This year’s event offers four course distances including a 100-mile, 50-mile and 25-mile race as well as a three-mile Family Fun Ride. Cyclists of all ages and abilities are welcome and invited to participate individually or as a team. Start times will be staggered and all rides will culminate with the Bike Bash celebration featuring live music, food, beverages, raffles, youth activities and more. The Bike Bash is free and open to the public.
“Trails 4 Trials celebrates and supports heroic people living with cancer today, their families and caregivers and physician-researchers who work hard to save more lives,” said Gateway President, Teresa Hall Bartels. “We are so thrilled to host the second annual T4T event in Goodyear, and excited to unite members of the surrounding communities who believe there is a better way to conquer cancer.”
Thanks to generous underwriting of event and administrative expenses by CTCA®, 99 cents of every dollar received funds innovative cancer clinical trials. Progress can continue through more innovation and greater trial enrollment.
Signature event sponsors for the 2014 T4T event include Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. Race registration is open and available now on the official T4T web site: http://www.trails4trials.org.
About Gateway for Cancer Research
Gateway for Cancer Research is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that fulfills its mission by funding innovative cancer clinical trials designed to help people feel better, live longer, and conquer their cancers. Gateway always sees a person within the patient and focuses on better options, more hope, and greater quality of life. Learnings and breakthroughs in personalized medicine, repurposing of FDA approved drugs, and alternative therapies offer many people more time today. Gateway is especially interested in funding clinical trials that tailor cancer treatments to the unique biology of each patient.
Gateway-funded clinical trials focus on achieving results sooner than later, facilitated by a funding model that encourages participant accruals. Gateway-partnered physician-researchers are affiliated with world-renowned medical institutions such as M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Medical Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Rush University Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, and the Mayo Clinic.
Since 1991, Gateway has supported more than 100 clinical trials and awarded millions of charitable dollars to cutting-edge research. There are better ways to conquer cancer today. Please visit Gateway for Cancer Research at GatewayCR.org, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/demandcures and join the conversation on Twitter @DemandCures.
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