With all the amazing medical research being done today, it’s a bleak statistic that one woman in eight will still get breast cancer in her lifetime. It’s even more disheartening that this year alone almost 40,000 women will die from it. The battle being waged against the disease is a massive one, with many new victories having been won by researchers in the past year. Much of this research is being funded by individual donors who support events and organizations that are key to the fight. As it’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, we’d like to take the opportunity to highlight the great stories of a few of our DonorDrive clients who are playing important roles in funding the research that will eventually lead to the cure and in powering the treatment that’s currently available.
Big-hearted bikers average over $3,000 per rider.
The 11th Ride Across Maryland was held June 4. A thousand motorcycles roared across the state, raising $337,455. As the ride began their second decade, they’ve become a grant-making organization with proceeds used to help smaller Maryland breast cancer organizations.
Ride Cincinnati donations up 34%.
On June 12, more than 1,700 cyclists participated in the fifth annual Ride Cincinnati. The event goal was exceeded by 109%, raising $246,000. That’s a 34% increase from last year’s total. The proceeds benefit research at the Barrett Cancer Center at the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute.
Knoxville Race looks very promising.
The Susan G. Komen chapter in Knoxville is very active and has set a high goal of $400,000 for this year’s Race for the Cure® on October 22. They are pushing close to half of their goal already and have registered close to 9,000 participants for the event. Since Susan G. Komen for the Cure was started in 1982, the organization has invested more than two billion dollars in breast cancer research.
We at DonorDrive are proud to play our small part in powering the participation that will one day cure breast cancer.