You may know that I really love the people I work with at The Cancer Institute, The Brown Research Oncology Group. The docs are, as they say in New England, "Wicked Smaht" socially conscious people. But don't take my word for it, let me show you how much I am impressed by them. So much that I'm willing to find a bike, get on that bike, and do a fundraising ride to support them.
Yes, this September I'll be pouring my Monster energy drinks into little plastic bottles, wrapping something sassy around my right ankle, finding a helmet that'll fit over my hair, saddling up and riding miles and miles to raise funds supporting these outstanding research oncologists.
How much would you pay to see me exercise? To drink a whole bottle of water? To see me sporting lycra? To support some of the best cancer docs I've come across? The top three donors will get their own personalized photos of me holding up handmade irreverent signs just for you.
Tour De Rhody
Tour De Rhody is a road and gravel cycling tour to support the Brown University Oncology Research Group (BrUOG). Rides range from around 15 miles to closer to 50 miles with most routes all on the road, but an option to explore dirt road (gravel) riding as well.
The ride supports BrUOG, which was created in 1994 to coordinate clinical cancer research for Brown’s affiliated hospitals and Alpert Medical School. BrUOG’s main mission is to improve cancer care through the implementation of innovative, multidisciplinary cancer clinical trials. BrUOG provides the infrastructure for the efficient development and implementation of these trials, which are created by Brown University faculty. Learn more about BrUOG here.
In its first year in 2019, Tour De Rhody raised over $18,000 to support cancer research in Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts. With your support we can continue to grow!
Tour De Rhody began in 2019 as a road and gravel ride to support the Brown University Oncology Research Group (BrUOG) which coordinates clinical cancer research for Brown’s affiliated hospitals and Alpert Medical School faculty. With a short ride of around 15 miles, to longer 40-50 mile road or gravel loops, there are options for most to support this cause on supported routes through some of the most beautiful country in Rhode Island. 2020 will be bigger, even more fun, have porta-potties, and hopefully raise even more to support the great work of BrUOG.