Description back to top
Come join us for a 19 mile bike ride through scenic Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter and Juno Beach, to benefit cancer research at Scripps Research Institute, Florida.
Riders have a minimum fundraising commitment of $250, but are encouraged to raise as much as possible, and prizes will be awarded to the individuals who raise the most.
If you'd like to pledge a rider or donate directly to The Scripps Research Institute via credit card, click here to download the donation form.
Food & Prizes
Breakfast will be provided by Starbucks™. Pizza will be served after the kids's Splash & Dash.
T-Shirts and goody bags will be given out to all participants registered in the WCAD Research Ride.
Event Schedule back to top
Packet pick-up is on Saturday, February 9th from 10:00AM to 1:00PM, at PGA National Health & Racquet Club.
The ride begins Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 8AM, at PGA National Health & Racquet Club. The ride will be split, according to ride speed, into 3 waves. Participants should be at the PGA National Health & Racquet Club at 7:30AM
Other WCAD Activities
Women's Cancer Awareness Days will include many more activities during the week.
Download the complete activities list for more details.
Come and join the fun!
Ride Map & Directions back to top
The ride will start and finish at PGA National Health & Racquet Club at 600 Ave of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418, with the halfway point set on Ocean Blvd (A1A) at Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach, FL.
The route will follow the blue line on this Google Map, ending at Loggerhead Park and returning on the same route.
We've also created a PDF map of the course, for those who wish to download a map and print it. Click here for a PDF map.
About back to top
Founded in 2004, Women's Cancer Awareness Days, with assistance from PGA National's Women's Golf Association and hosted by PGA National Resort and Spa, brings together more than 750 men and women who make a difference in the lives of those who have previously faced or currently suffer from cancer.
Scripps Florida - Department of Cancer Biology
The Scripps Research Institute is one of the world's largest independent, non-profit, biomedical research organizations. Scripps Research is internationally recognized for its discoveries in immunology, molecular and cellular biology, chemistry, neuroscience, and vaccine development, as well as for its insights into autoimmune, cardiovascular, and infectious disease. Headquartered in La Jolla, California, the institute also includes a campus in Jupiter, Florida, where scientists focus on drug discovery and technology development, in addition to basic biomedical science.
Scripps Research currently employs about 3,000 scientists, staff, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students on its two campuses. The institute's graduate program, which awards Ph.D. degrees in biology and chemistry, is ranked among the top ten of such programs in the nation.
The overall goal of the research in the Department of Cancer Biology at the Scripps Florida campus is to fully understand the molecular pathogenesis of human cancers and to exploit this knowledge for the development of new therapeutics. Faculty in the Department study many aspects of normal and tumor cell biology, including metabolism, development, signal transduction pathways, oncogenes and tumor suppressors, apoptosis, the DNA damage response, autophagy, invasion and metastasis, and chemoresistance. In addition, several investigators in the Department study the interactions of tumor cells with their microenvironment, as well as the role of the inflammatory response and immune surveillance in the progression and maintenance of the malignant state. Finally, using the unique translational resources available at Scripps Florida, many faculty in the Department are developing agents against novel targets that can be exploited for cancer therapeutics. The Department, launched in 2006, has developed close research ties with the La Jolla campus.
The faculty of the Department apply a variety of state-of-the-art technologies towards target discovery and validation, and have developed several pre-clinical models to evaluate the efficacy of new leads in cancer prevention and therapeutics. While investigators are interested in the molecular underpinnings of all of the major human malignancies, they have special interests in breast, lung, ovarian, pancreatic and prostate carcinoma, as well as in multiple myeloma, leukemia, lymphoma and melanoma. They also have programs evaluating the interplay between aging and cancer.
One of the many strengths of Scripps Florida is the availability of high-throughput technologies that allow investigators to rapidly develop potential lead compounds by using both genetic and small molecule screens. Importantly, collaborations with the major Cancer Centers in the State of Florida and with the La Jolla campus allow identified leads to quickly move forward into translational and clinical studies.
For more information about The Scripps Research Institute, visit www.scripps.edu
According to the American Cancer Society, half of all men and one-third of all women in the United States will develop cancer during their lifetimes.
About 1.5 million new cancer cases are diagnosed each year (not including noninvasive cancer of any site except the urinary bladder, nor the annual diagnosis of more than 1 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancers).
Participant Registration back to top
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Contact back to top
Call Janet Angeletti at (208) 473-1971, email email@example.com or use the form below to get in touch.
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