Duke Cancer Institute Saddles Up With The V Foundation

September 28, 2017
By: Karen E. Butler, Director of Communications, DCI

With the support and collaboration of the state's three comprehensive cancer centers, The V Foundation announced on Wednesday, Sept. 27, its new signature fundraising event, Victory Ride to Cure Cancer.

The Victory Ride to Cure Cancer is a one-day cycling event. The ride, traversing the rolling hills of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina, will take place on Saturday, May 19. The event starts and ends on North Carolina State University's On the Oval on Centennial Campus, near downtown Raleigh.

"The V Foundation has raised almost $200 million to support cancer research around the country," said DCI executive director Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD, at the event's launch at Jimmy V's Osteria in downtown Raleigh. "That's an extraordinary amount of support to understand cancer and develop new therapies. My colleagues and I at Duke Cancer Institute are absolutely thrilled to partner with The V Foundation and our colleagues at the University of North Carolina and Wake Forest to host this event."

The ride offers 100-, 60-, and 30-mile options. There is also a Family Fun Ride and a virtual ride option. Cyclists receive fundraising minimums based on distance:

  • 100 miles = $1,000
  • 60 miles = $750
  • 30 miles = $500
  • Family Fun Ride = $250

The V Foundation funds research at world-class facilities, like Duke Cancer Institute, where critical discoveries originate. Funds raised through the Victory Ride to Cure Cancer benefit research at Duke Cancer Institute, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and Wake Forest Baptist Health Comprehensive Cancer Center, as well as breakthrough cancer research nationwide.

For more information or to register, visit Victory Ride.