Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (CCAM) is recognized every September by childhood cancer organizations across the…
Riding for Hope
The Trek 100 Ride for Hope is a long-standing tradition and our largest fundraiser supporting childhood cancer and related blood disorders research. The event has been held annually in June since 1990, contributing over $16.3 million dollars to the MACC Fund’s mission since the event’s inception.
The Trek 100 has rides for everyone, from young children to hardcore cyclists; offering four ride distances of 17, 34, 66, and 100 miles over the gently rolling terrain in Jefferson, Columbia and Dodge Counties. The entire day is a celebration of teamwork, coming together to conquer the course and support research for childhood cancer and related blood disorders.
Riding from Home
With the ongoing situation with COVID-19, the planning committee for the event determined that the safest course of action was to take the event virtual. The ride-from-home option offered a unique opportunity for riders around the globe to set their own course and be a part of the event in an entirely new way.
Although the riders faced new challenges, they came together in true camaraderie to raise funds for a cause close to all our hearts: childhood cancer and related blood disorders research.
Collen Moran, MACC Fund Development Officer and Trek 100 Ride Director, had this to say about the power of the event:
“Riders from across the country and around the globe participated in the Trek 100 Ride for Hope – Ride from Home on Saturday, August 22nd, proving, once again, that the Trek 100 is more than just a bike ride. It is a powerful day of hope for children with cancer and their families.
So many of our events have been canceled or postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic and our mission of funding childhood cancer research has taken a significant hit. But children are still being diagnosed with pediatric cancer and related blood disorders every day and our need to support research is more important than ever.
We can’t thank our riders and their supporters enough for their commitment to continue to raise money for critically important research and to help us find a cure for this horrific disease.”
Fight Until the End
Childhood cancer is the leading disease-related cause of death in children. With partners like John Burke, owner of Trek Bicycle Corporation, our mission is to fund research for childhood cancer and related blood disorders. We would like to thank all the riders and team members who stuck with us throughout these tumultuous times, for no other reason than wanting to make a difference and be a part of something bigger. Over 2,058 riders signed up for Trek 100, from countries around the globe, and we want to say a special thanks to them for achieving their donation goals, all of which benefits the MACC Fund and our mission.
In the end, the Trek 100 Ride from Home raised over $753,450 for the MACC Fund! If you haven’t ridden before, please join us at the Trek 100 Ride for Hope in 2021.
Check out photos from Trek riders around the globe below!
To learn more about other MACC Fund events, visit https://maccfund.org/events/