Cure on Wheels cyclists ride to Tallahassee for cancer awareness
They’re looking for a Cure on Wheels. More than 30 cyclists are taking on a 325-mile challenge to raise money and awareness for cancer research.
The 2023 Capitol Ride started at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa on Sunday, March 19 and will end in Tallahassee on March 22, which is also Moffitt Day at the Florida Capitol. The ride, which will feature 100-mile days in the saddle is part of the Cure on Wheels nonprofit.
Cure on Wheels raises money to help individuals and families in the Tampa Bay area cope with a diagnosis of cancer through the annual Capitol Ride. Since it’s inception in 2007, the organization has donated more than $1,000,000 throughout the Tampa Bay area to specific and targeted programs to assist patients and their families whose lives have been changed by the diagnosis of cancer.
Moffitt Day at the Florida Capital is an annual event that highlights the cancer center’s impact in Florida. Advocates meet with lawmakers, sharing Moffitt’s mission to eradicate cancer and asking for continued state support for Florida’s premier cancer center.
When the Cure on Wheels cyclists arrive in Tallahassee, they will deliver a $70,000 check to Moffit. The check represents the funds raised from the 2022 ride.
For more information on the ride, visit https://www.cureonwheels.org
Moffitt Cancer Center is Florida’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and one of only 30 leading cancer centers in the U.S. participating in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.