CARY, N.C. (WNCN) – CBS 17 is teaming up with the V Foundation for Cancer Research for the second annual Victory Ride to Cure Cancer on May 18.
CBS 17 is a media partner for the Victory Ride as it returns to the Triangle.
“What a strong and wonderful partnership – the V Foundation, CBS 17 and the three outstanding NCI-designated cancer centers in N.C.,” said Susan Braun, CEO of the V Foundation. “Working together to grow this event is so important, and we are grateful to have a committed partner in CBS 17. We are thrilled to rally the community for an event that embodies Jim Valvano’s ‘Don’t Give Up . . . Don’t Ever Give Up!®’ message.”
The Victory Ride will offer participants a scenic ride through Central North Carolina, beginning and ending on N.C. State University’s Centennial Campus.
This year, the Victory Ride announced a 10-mile route option and released new routes for the 30-, 60- and 100-mile options.
All participants are asked to fundraise $250.
One hundred percent of rider-raised funds go directly to cancer research and support local cancer research at Duke Cancer Institute, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Wake Forest Baptist Health Comprehensive Cancer Center, as well as breakthrough research across the U.S.
“We are proud to partner with the V Foundation and help illuminate this important effort,” said Byron Grandy, General Manager of CBS 17. “At CBS 17, Local News Matters. The Victory Ride to Cure Cancer is local news in so many ways. In the commitment of the local riders in our local community, in the support of the volunteers working to realize the goal, and the absolute dedication of the V Foundation and their mission to fund the research and treatment of cancer here in our community.”
Last year, riders raised more than $200,000 for cancer research in North Carolina.
For more information about the Victory Ride to Cure Cancer, please visit www.thevictoryride.org.