Cancer killed over 8 million people in 2014 and my mother was one of the people that this horrible disease took that year. I am riding not only to benefit Duke’s oncological research programs but to draw attention to a horrible disease still too common in many families’ lives…including mine.MAKE A DONATION
Our research focuses on metastasis, the spread of cancer from its original site. More than 90% of cancer patients die from metastasis.
Our research studies the genes that promote metastasis in dogs and humans to find better treatments for two species at once!
By being able to watch metastasis as it happens, we have identified genes we think are responsible for these changes. Now, we are trying to test if these genes can be shut off to stop cancer from spreading. Our hope is that we can stop metastasis and prevent cancer deaths.
We are actively seeking sponsorship for our metastatic cancer research funding efforts.
Our current sponsors:
Mill Whistle Brewing is Carteret County’s first brewery located on the site of the 100-year-old Safrit Lumber Mill. Stop by for a delicious locally-inspired beer, and stick around for a loud surprise around 4:15! Follow them on Twitter: @MillWhistleBrew
The Sports Center, located in Morehead City, NC, has everything you need for good health and fitness. Visit www.sportscentermorehead.com to learn more.
BreakThrough Physical Therapy, located in Morehead City, NC, gets people back on track after injuries or surgery. Visit their website to learn more: https://www.breakthrough-pt.com/location/morehead-city/
I have many, many people to thank for making this journey a reality. First and foremost I thank Dr. Jason Somarelli of the Duke Cancer Institute for being game for such a novel fundraising idea. Jason did a ton of work to make this a reality to help generate funds for research to fight cancer …
It was great to catch up with Jason Somarelli and Megan Dunphy-Daly this morning on the Duke campus. I waged a lot of little battles with my legs and the traffic since I saw them last, so it feels like a long time. Jason has done a ton of stuff behind the scenes to make …
I am glad I did that climb uphill to Hanging Rock State Park campground in the dark. It was steeper by daylight! I am surprised I didn’t friction flat on the way down, I was braking that much! The best stuff was in the morning. Danbury is a really quaint town in the piedmont. I …