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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|0 Comments

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

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