The next Gear Up Against Kids Cancer happens in:

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“When fighting cancer, NO KID rides alone.”

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Over 200 riders participated in the inaugural “Gear Up Against Kids Cancer” bike Ride!

Every two minutes, a family is given the devastating news their child has been diagnosed with cancer.

The “Gear Up Against Kids Cancer” bike ride was created to raise public awareness of this childhood-stealing disease and support the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute’s mission to translate today’s discoveries in childhood cancer into tomorrow’s treatments.  Proceeds generated will be used to provide funding for innovative research projects that hold great promise but don’t yet qualify for federal or more extensive funding. You are helping to keep the research funding for these potentially lifesaving projects geared up and moving forward!

Your participation or sponsorship directly impacts pediatric cancer research and supports cutting-edge research programs that help train the next generation of research scientists and specialists.

Thanks to everyone who helped make this soon-to-be annual event a tremendous success!

Gear Up Against Kids Cancer, Organizing Committee

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Date:

  • Saturday, April 1st, 2023

Start/Finish Line

Schedule:

    • TBD

The Routes

We have designed three road courses that will take you from the Floresville Event Center and travel along many of the most scenic roads in Wilson County, Texas; 28 miles (new for 2023) 40 miles,  and 60 miles!

Route details are coming soon.

Are you ready to “Gear Up Against Kids Cancer?”

Early-Bird Registration (TBD)

28-mile ride: TBD
38-mile ride: TBD
60-mile ride: TBD

Full registration:

28-mile ride: TBD
38-mile ride: TBD
60-mile ride: TBD

 

2023 Registration Link TBD 

Why We Ride

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  • Cancer is the number one cause of death by disease among children under the age of 15.  (SOURCE: National  Vital Statistics Report)
  • There have been only three drugs approved in the first instance for use in children since 1980.   Fewer than eight total drugs, consisting of the three above and five others also approved for use in adults, have been developed for use in children with cancer –compared with hundreds of drugs that have been developed specifically for adults only. (SOURCE: cancer.gov)
  • Childhood cancer is not one disease – there are more than 12 major types of pediatric cancers and over 100 subtypes. (SOURCE: Coalition Against Childhood Cancer)

Learn More: Childhood Cancer 101

Gear Up 2022 Sponsors

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Bronze-Level

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Thank you to the following bike shops for helping to keep our riders “Geared Up!”

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Did You Know?

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GCCRI first opened its doors in Feb ’04.

  • With 100,000 sqft of space, Greehey CCRI is the largest free-standing childhood cancer research facility in Texas
  • 230+ collective years of faculty-level research experience
  • 120+ principal investigators and researchers
  • 47 PhDs
  • 18 Research labs

While this is not an exhaustive list, following them can greatly increase your safety and help prevent injury to yourself and others.

Additional Safety Information

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Contact US
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Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute – UT Health San Antonio
8403 Floyd Curl, MC 7784
San Antonio, TX 78229-9880
gccri.uthcsa.edu
(210) 562-9000

Ride Organizers:

Brian Phillips
Greehey CCRI Marketing Specialist
phillipsb@uthscsa.edu or 210-450-8271

Gregory J. Aune, MD, PhD
Greehey CCRI Principal Investigator

Norman Mendez
Greehey CCRI Operations Manager

Victor Aguilar
Greehey CCRI Executive Assistant to the Director

David Rodriguez
Greehey CCRI IT Specialist

Special Acknowledgements

Everyone at the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute would like to thank the UT Health San Antonio Marketing & Communications team and the UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center for their guidance and support during the inaugural “Gear Up Against Kids Cancer” bike ride.