This September I will be riding in the Tour de Rhody. It is a gravel bike ride through Rhode Island's back roads sponsored by Lifespan Cancer Institute in support of the Brown University Oncology Research Group.
In 2007 I was diagnosed with testicular cancer. I am grateful that I was able to recover thanks to the research and hard work of the medical community. This type of cancer is no longer considered a death-sentence thanks to the knowledge gained with support from groups like this. Unfortunately, the survival rate and occurrence of this type are a minority of total cases. It is estimated that 39.5% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetimes.
The BrUOG is unique in that their trials are initiated by physicians rather than pharmaceutical companies. I would be honored if you would consider supporting them on my behalf.
You can learn more about their research and the event at: http://www.tourderhody.com
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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 a full metric gravel century. Routes can be challenging and explore historic areas around the Scituate reservoir typically closed off to the public.
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 and in 2020 over $50,000. 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. In our first year we raised over $18,000 to support local cancer research and care. Despite COVID in 2020 we blew this away raising over $50,000 and we plan to grow every year. Please join us through riding, volunteering or supporting us as we bring better and innovative cancer care to Rhode Islanders and beyond.