V Foundation announces new fundraising bike ride

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- The V Foundation for Cancer Research is launching a new fundraising cycling event in 2018 called the Victory Ride to Cure Cancer.

Money raised will be used to fund cancer research nationwide and in North Carolina.

ABC11 is a proud sponsor of the Victory Ride to Cure Cancer.

The ride scheduled for May 19 will start and finish at NC State University's On the Oval on Centennial Campus.


Organizers said the North Carolina research to benefit will be the Duke Cancer Institute, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Wake Forest Baptist Health Comprehensive Cancer Center.

"The V Foundation is proud to partner with the state's three NCI-designated cancer centers to fund vital research," said Susan Braun, CEO of the V Foundation. "North Carolina is proud of its strong capabilities to unlock the mysteries of cancer and create ways to treat and cure patients. This is why the V Foundation exists - it is our mission and our passion."

Riders can pick from 100, 60, and 30-mile options, as well as a shorter Family Ride. There are fundraising minimums based on the distance: 100 miles = $1,000; 60 miles = $750; 30 miles = $500; and the Family Ride = $250.
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