RALEIGH, N.C. — Many here in our state are gearing to go cycling for a cure. Planning for the 3rd annual Victory Ride to Cure Cancer is now underway, and you can sign up to join the route.
- Planning now underway for the 3rd annual Victory Ride to Cure Cancer
- Registration is now open on the Victory Ride website
Tom Vibrant knows just how important cancer research is to helping save lives. He was first diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in 2012. He attempted regular treatments, but it kept coming back. But two years later, everything changed when he qualified to participate in a clinical trial offered by Duke Cancer Center to use an immunotherapy drug that’s since been approved by the FDA.
Now, fast forward a handful of years, Vibrant is back to cycling long distance and continuing the fight to help others in need of research, special studies, and a cure. In May, he will join others in the Victory Ride to benefit the Duke Cancer Institute, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Wake Forest Baptist Health Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Our Caroline Blair sat down with Vibrant and Katie Sweet of the V Foundation, for an In Depth look at how they’re leading the charge.
3rd annual Victory Ride to Cure Cancer
- Saturday, May 16
- Ride through central N.C. neighborhoods, including 10, 30, 60 & 100 mile ride options
- Riders are asked to raise at least $250
- 100% of rider-raised funds goes back to cancer research
- Benefits Duke Cancer Institute, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Wake Forest Baptist Health Comprehensive Cancer Center
- Since its start, the V Foundation has awarded more than $250 million in research grants
- Visit the Victory Ride website to sign up to ride or volunteer, or for more information