Record-setting fundraising total announced in honor of World Without Cancer Day in San Diego
San Diego, CA –On World Without Cancer Day, Curebound, a San Diego-based 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization that raises and invests strategic funding in translational cancer research projects, has announced a record-breaking fundraising year for Padres Pedal the Cause. The signature event, held on April 9th at Petco Park, brought 2,200 participants together in the fight against cancer for one of southern California’s largest stand-alone cancer fundraising events, and raised $3,209,521.00
Operated in partnership with the San Diego Padres, “Padres Pedal” is San Diego’s most impactful fundraising experience with more than $18 million raised to date to fund 80 innovative research grants in all types of cancer. The event brought together upbeat cycling and running/walking courses and included a welcome message from Mayor Todd Gloria.
“We are blown away by the community’s support in helping make Padres Pedal 2022 the most successful yet,” said Anne Marbarger, Curebound CEO. “On World Without Cancer Day, we celebrate advancements in cancer research. San Diego is committed to helping raise much-needed funding to accelerate this work faster and further.”
CEO of the San Diego Padres and six-time Pedal participant, Erik Greupner, said “Cancer has impacted so many families within our organization and the San Diego community. The Padres are proud to help raise money for local cancer research and support the effort to find a cure.”
All funds raised from Padres Pedal will go towards collaborative cancer research between six local institutions: UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, Salk Institute, Sanford Burnham Prebys, Rady Children’s Hospital, La Jolla Institute for Immunology, and Scripps Research.
For more information, please visit www.curebound.org.
About Curebound: Curebound is a San Diego-based 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization that raises and invests strategic funding in translational cancer research projects aimed at accelerating new discoveries to clinical application. With over $23 million raised and invested into collaborative cancer research, the organization has funded 80+ innovative research projects with 6 clinical trials currently underway. Curebound is founded on the deep-seated belief that cures are possible and that through the power of collaboration and the spirit of community, we can create cures in our lifetime. For more information, please visit www.curebound.org.