Padres Pedal the Cause teams, Saturday will meet and spend time with the children they are riding for at a fun, picnic and art-themed party. The Padres Pedal teams are raising funds in honor of these kids who have all received cancer treatment at Rady Children’s Hospital.
Including two Escondido children: 7-year-old Hannah and 12-year-old Soledad.
The event will happen Saturday, September 30, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Pioneer Park, 1521 Washington Place, San Diego.
Kids and their families, along with their Padres Pedal team leaders, will paint, craft, play and picnic together.
Padres Pedal the Cause is a California non-profit public benefit corporation established to fund, plan and manage an annual two-day cycling fundraiser in partnership with the San Diego Padres. The organization’s mission is to end cancer by raising money for innovative life-saving research in San Diego. To date, Padres Pedal has raised over $4.7 million and funded 31 collaborative research projects at four beneficiaries: Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Rady Children’s Hospital–San Diego. The goal and true hope is that the research funded by Padres Pedal the Cause will ultimately lead to a cure for cancer.
The fifth annual Padres Pedal the Cause event takes place November 11-12, 2017, at Petco Park and will feature courses of various distances for all skill levels, a stationary bike zone, virtual riding, a children’s ride as well as numerous volunteer opportunities for all those who want to make a difference in the fight against cancer. New this year, Padres Pedal is only the second cycling event to ride over the Coronado Bay Bridge. For more information, please visit www.gopedal.org. Padres Pedal can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
In partnership with Rady Children’s Hospital, the Ride for a Child program matches children who are undergoing cancer treatment with adult teams who ride and raise funds in their honor. 100% of all monies raised goes directly to collaborative research at our four beneficiary cancer centers, including Rady Children’s and its incredible efforts in pediatric cancer.