24 Hours of Booty raises more than $2.5 million each year to support patient navigation and survivorship programs. In the event’s 15-year history, more than 15,000 riders have raised more than $15 million for local and national cancer organizations.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (PRWEB) April 14, 2016
24 Hours of Booty raises more than $2.5 million each year to support patient navigation and survivorship programs. In the event’s 15-year history, more than 15,000 riders have raised more than $15 million for local and national cancer organizations. This year’s events will take place in Indianapolis on June 24-25, Charlotte, N.C., on July 29-30, and Columbia, Md., on August 20-21.
This non-competitive bicycling event brings people of all ages and abilities from around the country. Riders can ride “The Booty Loop,” a closed and police-secured 2-3 mile loop, as much or as little as they want during the 24-hour period. Plus, each event location has a “Bootyville” headquarters where participants can hang out, refuel and enjoy some entertainment.
“We look forward to another great year ahead and appreciate all the support from our riders, volunteers, sponsors and local communities,” said Peter Davis, executive director of 24 Hours of Booty. “Together, we are continuing to make an impact in supporting top-notch cancer survivorship and navigation programs locally and nationally.”
24 Hours of Booty Event Details
- June 24-25 – 5th year
- Booty Loop: 3.5-mile loop through the Butler Tarkington Neighborhood. Bootyville Headquarters: Butler University.
- Funds raised benefit the IU Simon Cancer Center and the LIVESTRONG Foundation.
- July 29-30 – 15th year
- Booty Loop: 3-mile loop in the Myers Park Neighborhood. Bootyville Headquarters: Queens University and Myers Park Traditional School.
- Funds raised benefit Queens University, Levine Cancer Institute, Levine Children’s Hospital, LIVESTRONG Foundation, Keep Pounding Foundation, WindRiver Cancer Wellness Retreats, GoJenGo Foundation, Hendrick Marrow Program and the Brain Tumor Fund of the Carolinas.
- August 20-21 – 9th year
- Booty Loop: 2-mile loop through Columbia Gateway Park. Bootyville Headquarters: Merkle and COPT field.
- Funds raised benefit the Ulman Cancer Fund and the LIVESTRONG Foundation.
Registration now open for all event locations
Interested individuals and teams can register now at http://www.24hoursofbooty.org/register/. Each rider is required to pay a $45 registration fee and raise a minimum of $200 prior to the event to participate in Indianapolis or Columbia. Each rider is required to pay a $75 registration fee and raise a minimum of $400 prior to the event to participate in Charlotte. Those who raise $10,000 or more will receive a 24 Hours of Booty branded orange jersey. Registered participants receive online fundraising tools, access to templates and fundraising ideas, fundraising level incentives and a 24 Hours of Booty event t-shirt.
New this year is a Child Rider Type for children 8 to 11 years old. Registration is $25 and the fundraising minimum is $100 in Indianapolis and Columbia. In Charlotte, child registration is $50 and the fundraising minimum is $200. The Kids Fundraising Award winners for children ages 8 to 17 will be announced during the lunch program on the second day of each event date.
Event Headquarters “Bootyville” Features
All you have to do is show up with your bike – 24 Hours of Booty takes care of everything else!
- Three full meals, plus unlimited snacks, energy bars, water and sports drinks
- Midnight pizza party
- Full bike and medical support
- Kids Zone and Ride
About 24 Hours of Booty
24 Hours of Booty is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charity located in Charlotte that provides extraordinary 24-hour cycling events that are safe, fun and open to all levels of cycling ability. Its purpose is to increase public awareness, funds and support for organizations dedicated to cancer navigation and survivorship. Its mission is to inspire communities to be active in the fight against cancer. Currently, 24 Hours of Booty hosts events in Charlotte, N.C., Columbia, Md., and Indianapolis, IN and attracts participants from around the country. For more information, call 704-365-4417 or visit http://www.24hoursofbooty.org.