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The Work Done Through Padres Pedal Saved My Life

2018-Nov-04 01:42:04
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“I ride in Padres Pedal because I’m a cancer survivor and I believe that the work that’s done through Pedal the Cause funds research that saved my life.” Meet Gene Smith, three-time Padres Pedal the Cause yellow jersey who has raised over $31,000 in the past four years. Gene rides on Team Velonoma – Melanoma […]

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Leukemia Awareness Month: Life with Acute Myeloid Leukemia

2018-Oct-04 11:32:35
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September is Leukemia Awareness Month and Padres Pedal the Cause would like to introduce you to a featured fighter in our community. Here’s how leukemia touched one couple’s life, altering it in an instant. Matt’s Story Meet Matt Fontanesi. Six months after marrying his wife Dani, they left their home in Wellington, New Zealand for […]

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Meet Padres Pedal Rider: Michael Faketty

2016-Jun-10 06:59:35
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Nothing gets us more excited than hearing what motivates our riders to join Padres Pedal the Cause–everyone has a story, a reason why they Pedal and sharing these amazing stories keeps us all inspired to fight the good the fight. Michael Faketty is a first-time participant in Padres Pedal who is riding 100 miles this […]

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Team Focus: Oceanside Glasstile Cancer Kickers

2016-Jun-10 06:54:32
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Padres Pedal the Cause owes much of its success to the riders, donors and volunteers that participate in the event year in and year out. Many of these people are part of company teams that band together to ride in the event, raise money and volunteer their time. The staff at Padres Pedal invests a […]

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Who Is Riding: Lisa Rivera, Team UCSD Triton Commuters

2014-Jul-24 11:54:10
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“Cancer has affected me in many ways. I watched many of my close friends struggle with a parent who had cancer, some of who didn’t survive. It was difficult as a young child and at some point I realized just how prevalent cancer has become in our society.” A rising sophomore at UCSD, Lisa Rivera plans on being […]

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From Patient to Rider

2014-May-06 15:08:30
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“Last Spring, between each of my six rounds of chemotherapy, I had a handful of days when I felt good enough to ride inside on my trainer. Although I only rode for 25 minutes a day, I felt on top of the world. Riding reminded me of life before and helped me imagine life after […]

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Who Is Riding: Rafael Bejar, MD, PhD

2014-Apr-22 14:40:18
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Dr. Rafael Bejar is a physician-scientist in the Hematology group at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. This means that he divides his time between seeing patients and running a research lab that is working to bridge the gap between discoveries and treatment. His focus is on a particular kind of blood cancers known as […]

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Who is Riding: Kent Billingsley – Team Go for Gold

2014-Apr-08 07:13:30
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“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded”       – Ralph Waldo Emerson              LOVE. This single word motivates Kent Billingsley to travel all the way from Illinois to participate in Pedal the Cause this year. The LOVE Kent has for his sister, Diane Gold, and Diane’s husband […]

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