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2020 UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge Moves to October

Participants will fund innovative cancer research

April 06, 2020

The fourth annual UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge, a ride, run and walk to support cancer research at the UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been moved from Saturday, June 6, 2020 to Saturday, October 3, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Anti-Cancer Challenge, which raises awareness and funds for pilot studies and early-phase clinical trials, will take place at Aldrich Park on the University of California, Irvine campus. Events include 14-, 35-, 60- and 100-mile rides and 5- and 10K run/walks. The 60- and 100-mile rides pass through some of the nation’s most iconic beach communities, including a rest stop in Dana Point at scenic Monarch Beach Resort, an event sponsor.

Friends and families can cheer participants on as they leave the starting line, then enjoy the Anti-Cancer Challenge festival as they wait for their return. The festival will feature live music; special guests; and activities for kids. A pavilion sponsored by UCI Health will offer complimentary screenings for skin cancer and pediatric vision issues. The UCI Bloodmobile will be in the park for people who want to donate blood to help cancer patients and others at UCI Health Medical Center who require a transfusion.

Anyone interested in helping defeat cancer can join the Anti-Cancer Challenge movement at anti-cancerchallenge.org. For information on event sponsorship opportunities, contact Jennifer Sarrail at Anti-CancerChallenge@uci.edu or call 714-456-7171.

The Anti-Cancer Challenge is community movement and annual ride, run and walk to raise awareness and funds for innovative cancer research at the UC Irvine Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. In the event’s short history, its participants have raised funds to enable the pursuit of more than two dozen original research approaches to prevent, diagnose or treat cancer. For more information, visit www.Anti-CancerChallenge.org

The Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is at the forefront of discovering new ways to fight cancer. As the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in Orange County, the Center combines leading-edge research, clinical trials and world-class care for patients. In 2019 alone, more than 6,300 new patients benefited from the advanced treatment provided by the center.

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