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The Ride Celebrates Childhood Cancer Survivors

October 7, 2019 Each year since 2016, The Ride has brought together thousands of community members to volunteer, ride and donate money for cancer research at the University of Wisconsin. Despite this year’s weather-caused cancellation, The Ride exceeded its fundraising goal, bringing the four-year total amount raised to $1.5 million. In addition [...]

By |October 3rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

The Ride Raises $407,389 in 2019

Bicycle Fundraiser Transforming University of Wisconsin Cancer Research October 1, 2019 Madison, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Madison announces The Ride, a bicycle benefit for cancer research and patient treatment has raised $407,389 during its 2019 campaign. The 2019 campaign comprised 1,626 riders, 3,013 donors and over 200 volunteers that aimed to raise [...]

By |October 1st, 2019|News|0 Comments

The Ride 2019 Sets Record Highs Despite Inclement Weather

THE RIDE RAISES OVER $400,000 AND COUNTING IN 2019 Madison, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s annual cancer research cycling benefit, The Ride, announces it has set a new annual record of over $400,000 raised for cancer research and counting. The Ride fundraising campaign officially ends on October 1, 2019. “Despite the weather [...]

By |September 23rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

The Ride Forced to Cancel 2019 Event

The Ride 2019 Canceled Due To Weather Madison, Wis. – Due to impending weather for the day as well as the safety of participants and volunteers, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has canceled The Ride: a bicycle benefit for cancer research scheduled for September 22nd at the American Family Insurance headquarters campus in Madison, [...]

By |September 22nd, 2019|News|2 Comments

A Fitting Tribute for One Family Member, a Show of Support for Another

The Ride brings the Voelker Family together to fight cancer In 2017, Laura and Josh Voelker, along with other family members, wanted to pay tribute to Josh’s beloved Aunt Ann, who had recently died of cancer. They wanted to take part in a family gathering that would be fun and meaningful. They had [...]

By |September 9th, 2019|News|1 Comment

No One Rides Alone

Family Gives Back to Others at The Ride Heather and Tim Wellendorf used to be runners. They trained and completed several half marathons and a full marathon before Heather’s knees couldn’t take anymore. So they took up biking to feed their need to get outdoors and explore. Soon after, they learned about The [...]

By |August 29th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Longtime Cancer Survivor, Advocate & Activist Promotes Research and Better Access to Treatment

The story of Paul Westrick living an active life after cancer treatment and clinical trials Paul Westrick was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, an incurable cancer of the blood, when he was 45. At the time, the median life expectancy for people with this diagnosis was three years. That was 22 years ago. Thanks [...]

By |August 15th, 2019|News|1 Comment

Still Rocking It After Cancer

How Paul West returned to the stage after a battle with cancer June 25, 2019 - Paul West made a living in the 1970s and 80s playing keyboards in bands in Texas that covered pop, country and rock hits of the day. He toured the country for a while but eventually took a [...]

By |June 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

The Ride Introduces the Peloton Program

Engagement Initiative Created for Local Organizations to Impact UW Cancer Research June 13, 2019 Madison, Wis. – The Ride, the University of Wisconsin-Madison cancer research benefit announces a newly designed program that allows companies to engage in the annual fundraising cycling event which provides one-hundred percent of its proceeds to University of Wisconsin cancer [...]

By |June 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

The Ride Partners with American Family Insurance on New Site Location

UW Cancer Research Cycling Benefit to take place at American Family Insurance Headquarters Madison, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin’s cancer research cycling benefit, The Ride, announces the annual event will now take place at the American Family Insurance headquarters at 6000 American Family Parkway in Madison on September 22, 2019. The partnership [...]

By |May 16th, 2019|News|0 Comments