Cure on Wheels Bike Challenge to Benefit Moffitt Cancer Center and All Children’s Hospital

September 22, 2010

TAMPA, Fla.  Moffitt Cancer Center announces that the 3rd Annual Cure on Wheels Bike Challenge will be held Nov. 7 at Flatwoods Park, 14302 Morris Bridge Road, Thonotosassa.

Proceeds from the Cure on Wheels Bike Challenge will benefit cancer treatment and research efforts at Moffitt and All Children’s Hospital.

Take the Cure on Wheels challenge by committing to ride and raise funds. The event features rides for all levels of fitness, including a seven-mile family fun ride within Flatwoods Park to a 100-mile century ride through the hills of Pasco County. There are also 15- and 45-mile mountain bike courses. “Virtual” riders can join the fun, raise money and avoid those sore muscles.

Cure on Wheels riders solicit contributions and receive cycling gear and other premiums for meeting fundraising milestones. Individuals, businesses, churches and other groups can also form teams to ride and meet fundraising goals together.

This year, the Cure on Wheels Bike Challenge will be held in conjunction with the 2010 Bicycle Bash Classic, featuring cycling activities and exhibits. Cure on Wheels rides will finish in Flatwoods Park as Bicycle Bash activities gear up.

“Cure on Wheels riders will experience a Tour de France-like atmosphere as they finish their rides amid the Bicycle Bash festivities,” said Richard Spayde, Cure on Wheels organizer and cancer survivor. “Anyone who participates is sure to be energized about cycling and inspired by what can be accomplished when we pull together to fight cancer.”

Community members are encouraged to support the Cure on Wheels challenge by donating to riders or volunteering at the event.

For information about Cure on Wheels, visit www.cureonwheels.org.

About Moffitt Cancer Center

Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center  is an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center - a designation that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 14 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia and two in Puerto Rico. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.

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