SAN DIEGO–Pedal the Cause today presented $1,000,000 in grant funding to UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, and Salk Institute for Biological Studies.
The check presentation was made by Pedal the Cause President & CEO Jim Woodman during a press conference at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center this morning.
“Pedal the Cause is committed to helping find a cure for cancer, all types of cancer, by providing critical seed capital to research projects that might not otherwise be given the green light due to severe cuts in government funding,” said Woodman.
On behalf of the thousands of riders, virtual riders, volunteers, sponsors and donors that participated in the 2014 ride, PEDAL is funding $1 million in innovative cancer research including four collaborative research grants. Among the initiatives selected to receive Pedal dollars are three pilot projects and one team science project. The rigorous criteria on which the selected projects are evaluated and awarded emphasizes collaborative, translational research that presents a clear route to a clinical trial.