Make a date for the 12th annual "American English Benefit Concert for the MACC Fund."…
Trek Bicycle Corporation and the MACC Fund, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc. announce that almost 2200 cyclists participated in the 26th Annual Trek 100 on Saturday, June 6.
The ride began at Trek Bicycle Corporation’s headquarters in Waterloo. Jon McGlocklin, President and co-founder of the MACC Fund and John Burke, President of Trek Bicycle Corporation of Waterloo, Wis. welcomed cyclists who came from all over the country and from several foreign countries to participate in the one-day event. McGlocklin, Burke and cycling great Jens Voigt sent riders off in waves with the help of some of the children who have benefited from MACC Fund supported research, the Milwaukee Buck’s Bango and Energee! Dancers, the UW-Madison marching band and Bucky Badger!
The ride offered cyclists a 19, 36, 62 or 100 mile loop through the beautiful rural area of Southern Wisconsin. Rest stops located along the course offered riders a chance to get off their bikes and reenergize with natural spring water, fresh fruit, high energy bars, and friendly words of encouragement from volunteers. Bike mechanics from local Trek dealers also provided mechanical support.
Upon returning to Trek Bicycles, riders enjoyed the post-ride festivities featuring music and food hot off the grill. The celebration included a barbecue sponsored by the Silver Spur Texas Smokehouse BBQ, micro-brews from Capitol Brewing Company and relaxing massages from Milwaukee School of Massage and Wisconsin School of Massage Therapy.
Upon receipt of all pledges, the MACC Fund is projecting more than $900,000 will be contributed to support childhood cancer research.
Collaborative research efforts are responsible for significant improvements, treatments, and increased cure rates of childhood cancers. The overall cure rate for childhood cancers has increased from 20% to 80% during the past twenty years with some as high as 90% with previously deadly cancers. Research is conducted at the MACC Fund Research Center of the Medical College of Wisconsin, in the MACC Fund Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin as well as in the MACC Fund Childhood Cancer Research Wing at the University of Wisconsin’s Carbone Cancer Center.
MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.)
10000 W. Innovation Dr., Suite 135
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Phone: (414) 955-5830
Fax: (414) 955-6170