Anne Marbarger is the Executive Director of Padres Pedal the Cause. She joined me to talk about this organization that has raised just over ten million dollars in the last six years to fund research at four local cancer centers – The Moores Cancer Center, Sanford Burnham Prebys, The Salk Institute and Rady’s Childrens Hospital.
Each of the 53 grants they have funded includes a clinician on one side and a basic researcher on another to encourage collaboration among the four organizations. They have also funded some clinical trials. The intent is to fund high risk, high reward investigations that can then be further funded by larger granting agencies.
The funds are raised through a one-day cycling, walking or spinning event that ends up on the field in Petco Park. You can participate as an individual or as a member of a corporate team.
Listen to this episode to hear inspiring stories of people impacted by the event and learn how you and your company can participate.
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