Nearly 800 Participate In 2nd Annual Trails 4 Trials Cycle Event And Bike Bash

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Charity Ride Raised Funds to Support Cancer Research

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“We are thrilled at the amount of support we saw for our cause and the number of riders who came out for this event,” said Gateway President, Teresa Hall Bartels.

GOODYEAR, AZ (October 2, 2014) – On Saturday September 27, 2014 nearly 800 cyclists of all ages and abilities took to the streets to overcome cancer at the second annual Trails 4 Trials Charity Ride (T4T) in Goodyear, Arizona. In the past two years, the event has raised more than $272,000 to help fund innovative cancer research. All donations benefited Gateway for Cancer ResearchSM, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on finding better treatment options for people battling cancer today. It takes an average of $18 per day, per patient, to fund a clinical trial. Thanks to generous sponsorships and dedicated participants, 14,847 more days of trials have been made possible since the event’s inception.

Beginning and ending at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), T4T included a sanctioned 100, 50 and 25-mile USA cycling road race and a three-mile Family Fun Ride. After the ride, participants and visitors enjoyed a free community Bike Bash celebration featuring live music, food, beverages, raffles, youth activities and more.

“We are thrilled at the amount of support we saw for our cause and the number of riders who came out for this event,” said Gateway President, Teresa Hall Bartels. “Trails 4 Trials celebrates heroic survivors, people living with cancer today, their families and caregivers and physician-researchers who work hard to save lives.”

Thanks to generous underwriting of event and administrative expenses by CTCA®, 99 cents of every dollar received funds innovative cancer clinical trials. Signature event sponsors and partners for the 2014 T4T event included: Sunquest Information Systems, Inc., Lifetime Fitness, EXOS, Aspire, Carrabba’s, The City Of Goodyear, Travis McCabe, West Valley Cycle and the West Valley Tri Club.

To learn more about Gateway for Cancer Research and how to get involved, visit: gatewaycr.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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