More than 2,300 survivors and supporters will come together Saturday in the fight against cancer during the sixth-annual Padres Pedal the Cause.
The event, which raises funds for cancer research in San Diego, sets off from Petco Park, beginning with four cycling routes across the Coronado Bay Bridge (of 25, 55, 88 and 100 miles each).
Activities continue with:
- Stationary spin classes on the third-base line
- A superhero-themed kids challenge
- A 5K run/walk along the Embarcadero
The beneficiaries include:
- Rady Children’s Hospital
- Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health
- Salk Institute for Biological Studies
- Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer will participate in the Olympic Challenge, the 55-mile ride. Other participants include Bill Koman, founder of Pedal the Cause, Padre broadcaster Tony Gwynn Jr. and Tom Seidler, the Padres’ vice president of community and military Affairs.
The 2018 SuperKid honorees, currently receiving cancer treatment at Rady Children’s Hospital, will take part, as well as Dr. Christopher Kane of Moores Cancer Center.
The event has raised more than $10 million since 2013.
– Staff reports
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