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Researcher Spotlight: Graham McVicker, Salk Institute

2017-Nov-06 17:59:38
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Pictured: Team SCC- Salk Cancer Center Team, Graham McVicker is third from right.   Meet Graham McVicker, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Laboratory of Genetics and the Integrative Biology Laboratory at the Salk Institute. Earlier this year, he received one of 12 Padres Pedal grants awarded with our 2016 donation, along with Jesse Dixon, Ph.D., of […]

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$1.3 million raised by 2015 Ride presented to beneficiaries

2016-May-05 10:28:09
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One of our two favorite days of the year is when we present the money raised through our event to our beneficiaries (the other being ride day). On April 21st, we gathered at Rady Children’s Hospital–San Diego with a group of distinguished guests and presented an honorary check for $1.3 million representing the total raised […]

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Who is Riding: Kent Billingsley – Team Go for Gold

2014-Apr-08 07:13:30
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“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded”       – Ralph Waldo Emerson              LOVE. This single word motivates Kent Billingsley to travel all the way from Illinois to participate in Pedal the Cause this year. The LOVE Kent has for his sister, Diane Gold, and Diane’s husband […]

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Who is Riding: Linda Sorkin, PhD

2014-Feb-03 15:58:33
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Surviving Cancer Herself, Linda Sorkin Experiences Support and Kindheartedness at Pedal the Cause  Having recently participated in San Diego’s inaugural Pedal the Cause, Linda Sorkin was given the privilege of wearing the orange survivor helmet event-weekend alongside other cancer survivors. Linda was diagnosed with AML (acute myelogenous leukemia ) in the early 80’s when treatment for […]

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Who is Riding: Michelle Oakland

2014-Jan-28 13:53:47
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Avid Cyclist and Cancer Patient Vows to Stay Active and Live Life to the Fullest Michelle Oakland is like most San Diego locals who enjoy the outdoors and staying active. But even with her healthy lifestyle and good diet, she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2010. Michelle first noticed there was something suspicious in […]

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Real Impacts from Pedal the Cause 2013

2014-Jan-23 14:33:52
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Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our riders, sponsors and supporters, Pedal the Cause 2013 generated a $425,000 net contribution to cancer research at our three NCI-designated cancer centers: UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, Salk Institute Cancer Center, and Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute-San Diego.  One-hundred percent of the funds will stay right here […]

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The Salk Institute Represented Team Spirit at Pedal the Cause

2014-Jan-16 15:19:21
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The Salk Institute was strongly represented in the first annual Pedal the Cause San Diego—a weekend cycling event that took place October 26 and 27 to benefit San Diego’s three cancer centers: the Salk, UC San Diego’s Moores Cancer Center and the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute. In addition to helping strengthen the bonds between the […]

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An Amazing Weekend with Pedal the Cause

2013-Nov-06 10:10:07
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By Ryon Graf Sanford-Burnham Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Pedal the Cause is many things. It’s a cancer research fundraiser. It’s a bike ride. It’s a celebration of trial, tribulation, and growth. It’s a metaphorical and physical act honoring the stamina of cancer patients. It’s a community. For one weekend a group of cancer patients, […]

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