The Work Done Through Padres Pedal Saved My Life
“I ride in Padres Pedal because I’m a cancer survivor and I believe that the work that’s done through Pedal the Cause funds research that saved my life.”
Meet Gene Smith, three-time Padres Pedal the Cause yellow jersey who has raised over $31,000 in the past four years. Gene rides on Team Velonoma – Melanoma & Skin Cancer Team UCSD along with his care provider and Pedal-funded physician Dr. Greg Daniels, UC San Diego Health.
Last year, Gene rode while undergoing treatment, and documented his experience with a great video highlighting the power of community with Team Velonoma. “I’m here because of the work that’s done as a result of the funds that are received by the institutions here in San Diego, so it’s pretty personal and important to me.” Padres Pedal-funded research literally saved Gene’s life from a brutal melanoma diagnosis, and for that, he rides and fundraises every year. Look for Gene on the Century Ride on November 17 and join him as a top fundraiser so you can rock the yellow jersey too!