Physical movement is an important factor in the prevention and treatment of all cancer types, and maintaining physical activity through cancer treatment has shown promising curative effects (Pollan et al., 2020). Engaging in events that champion health, exercise, and bodily wellness is a great way to build social connections and promote the health benefits of physical activity. But so often these events are geared towards those who can afford to pay a fee to participate as well as those elite athletes who have the time, means, and skill set to successfully complete an athletic event.

As cancer knows no boundaries related to class and athletic ability, so too should an event that educates and raises funds for cancer prevention in our communities mirror thi

s reality. This is one of the many reasons why Less Cancer’s Hike & Bike America does not require an entry fee, nor does it require laborious travel or unachievable athletic excellence for those of us who are less athletically inclined. In fact, this is an event for everyone that celebrates participation in the neighborhoods where we all live, work, and play. 

Our time is precious, and we all deserve to have the opportunity to support the organizations and movements that are meaningful to us regardless of financial constraints and/or physical ability. United in our purpose to elevate the importance of cancer prevention programming and better outcomes for cancer diagnoses; we can all play a role in saving lives. 


Registration is free.  Create your own adventure, join a team or go it on your own wherever you live, work or vacation. Your help makes all the difference. Please see the link below where you can register to hike or bike and/or donate:

A free concert open to the public featuring The Insiders: A Tribute to Tom Petty is the official kick-off for the Hike and Bike America 2024 car Mt. Holiday in Traverse City, MI, on Saturday, June 1. Gates open at 5:00 p.m., and the concert opens with the band Sean Kelly and The Time Wiser.

Let’s get and keep America moving!

 More information can be found on our website at:


Pollán, M., Casla-Barrio, S., Alfaro, J., Esteban, C., Segui-Palmer, M. A., Lucia, A., & Martín, M. (2020). Exercise and cancer: a position statement from the Spanish Society of Medical Oncology. Clinical & Translational Oncology22(10), 1710–1729.

Stalsberg, R., & Pedersen, A. V. (2018). Are differences in physical activity across socioeconomic groups associated with choice of physical activity variables to report?. International journal of environmental research and public health15(5), 922.