Team Less Cancer Split the Mitt 313 Bike Ride Through Michigan
On Saturday, June 25, 2016, cyclists for Lesscancer.org will leave Detroit and ride north 313 miles in 2 days to Petoskey, Michigan benefiting Less Cancer.
While certainly the cure is something we all want to Less Cancer have been pioneers in shifting the focus to prevention after 100 years and countless billions of dollars in the work to cure cancer. Today now more than ever there are more incidences of cancer not less and the rate of cancer incidence globally is expected to increase not decrease. Since the founding of Less Cancer, the organization has been instrumental in bringing the issue to national and global attention bringing change to policies that work to prevent this dreaded disease. The organization are founders of National Cancer Prevention Day and have initiated the very first United States Congressional Bipartisian Cancer Prevention Caucus.
Team Less Cancer. Why?
Team less cancer works to raise funds and awareness so the work of the organization may reach its global audience with education, best practices and policies that work to prevent cancer. Less Cancer are founders of National Cancer Prevention Day and of the National Cancer Prevention Day Panel, which is hosted each year on Capitol Hill attracting experts, advocates, scientists and physicians from across the country. Since 2004, the organization has been working tirelessly to protect the public.
Team Less Cancer’s History.
Founded by Suzi Tobias team Less Cancer first started three years ago when Suzi wanted to ride to Mackinaw City and do so during the famed Port Huron to Mackinac Sail Boat Race in Michigan.
Suzi started the ride which is 300 miles in 2 days in honor of her friend Aileen O’Brien, who fought for years, yet was taken from her young daughters and family from breast cancer.
Suzi did the ride two years a row and in 2014 was joined by Less Cancer board member, journalists and Aileen’s brother Miles O’Brien. Both years Suzi and team Less Cancer came in ahead of many sailboats and attracted national media attention.
The work for Less Cancer is more critical now than ever as science understands that many cancers are, in fact, preventable. Less Cancer needs your support as they aresolely funded at the grass roots level and since its founding has not accepted funding from the tobacco, Big Ag or chemical companies.
The work of Less Cancer needs your support so we may further work to prevent this cruel disease.
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