Founded by Suzi Tobias, team Less Cancer first started in 2012 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 two-day ride, to honor her friend Aileen O’Brien. Aileen fought cancer for years, yet the disease took her from her young daughters and family. After riding for two consecutive years, Suzi was joined by Less Cancer board member, journalists, and Aileen’s brother, Miles O’Brien in 2014.
The work for Less Cancer is more critical than ever as science understands that many cancers are, in fact, preventable. Less Cancer needs your support as they are solely funded at the grassroots 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.
While certainly the cure is something we all want, Less Cancer has been a pioneer in shifting the focus to prevention after 100 years and countless billions of dollars on curing cancer. Today 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, changing policies that work to prevent this dreaded disease. The organization founded National Cancer Prevention Day and initiated the very first United States Congressional Bipartisian Cancer Prevention Caucus.
Cyclists for Less Cancer work to raise funds and awareness so the organization may reach its global audience with education, best practices and policies that work to prevent cancer. The organization has been working tirelessly to protect the public from preventable cancers since 2004.