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2018 Fundraising Goals

Our riders and donors are critical to our mission of having the most innovative cancer research and treatment programs right here at UW and we want to encourage everyone to set a goal, reach it and keep going to the next level! Check out our 2018 fundraising levels and incentives below and join our grassroots effort to ending cancer. $250 [...]

By |July 23rd, 2018|News|2 Comments

Grateful for Successful Treatment, Fulfilling Career

The UW Carbone Cancer Center holds a special place in Dr. Zac Labby’s heart. It’s where his mom was successfully treated for breast cancer, where he discovered his calling and where he applies his skills and knowledge to benefit current and future cancer patients. Labby, an assistant professor of human oncology at the University of [...]

By |August 27th, 2017|News|0 Comments

How do I get involved in The Ride?

Community participation powers The Ride, a bicycle benefit for cancer research at the University of Wisconsin. Even if you are not an avid cyclist, there are plenty of opportunities for you to support this effort and help us work toward improving outcomes for cancer patients. Here’s how: Register to ride—With a choice of five routes, [...]

By |August 21st, 2017|News|0 Comments

Be one of our top 3 fundraisers!

Our top 3 fundraisers will have their choice of a Schwinn Phocus or Volare road bike. Top fundraisers can ride any route and riders have until October 1 to raise money. It's never too late to start fundraising and remember that 100% of all funds raised go directly back to cancer research at UW-Madison.  

By |August 18th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Looking Forward

In late 2012, Juan Tapia noticed a lump in his neck while shaving. He had just gotten over the flu, so slightly swollen tonsils didn’t concern him much. The lump didn’t go away, and he had it checked during his regular physical exam in early 2013. On his doctor’s recommendation, he got a CT scan [...]

By |August 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Everybody Wins

Dr. Bethany Anderson, an Assistant Professor of Human Oncology at the UW Carbone Cancer Center, feels privileged to treat cancer patients and hopes that cancer research will enable her to do more for them. Anderson, a Wisconsin native, knew by age 10 that she wanted to be a doctor. She developed a strong interest in [...]

By |July 27th, 2017|News|0 Comments

We’re All in this Together

Dr. Zach Morris, Assistant Professor of Human Oncology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH), recently bought a tandem bike so he can ride with his father, Jeff, who can no longer ride on his own. In March, Jeff and his wife were biking in Florida, and he kept catching [...]

By |July 18th, 2017|News|1 Comment

A New Tradition

Last year, Jennifer Smilowitz and her children (twins Florencia and Logan) began a new family tradition—participating in The Ride to raise money for cancer research at the University of Wisconsin. For Smilowitz, an Associate Professor of Human Oncology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, The Ride holds great meaning for [...]

By |July 11th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Paralympian Cancer Survivor Takes on The Ride

In 1991, Patrick McDonald lost the use of his legs in an armored personnel transport accident while serving in the U.S. Army in South Korea. Determination, a positive attitude and participation in sports helped him adapt to his new situation. During and after rehabilitation he took part in basketball, golf, swimming, cycling, shooting and table [...]

By |June 26th, 2017|News|0 Comments

A Shared Loss, a Common Goal

As 11-year-old Steven Hill pedaled his way home, he saw all the cars parked outside his parents’ house. He knew something big had happened. Steve was aware of his dad’s myxoid liposarcoma—a rare cancer of connective tissue—but he didn’t know how far it had spread. “I realized later that he was far sicker than I [...]

By |June 14th, 2017|News|0 Comments