Posted by: Andrea Alexander | June 16, 2013

Century for the Cure to Benefit CINJ

Century 2013 5x7 (front)

The 9th annual ride takes place September 7 at Camp Riverbend in Warren Township.

Cycling enthusiasts, community supporters and volunteers are being called to register for the annual Century for the Cure bicycle ride that benefits the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, which will soon become part of Rutgers.

In the last eight years riders have logged thousands of miles and raised more than a million dollars. The end result? The potential to help a countless number of patients who are battling cancer.

What started off as a handful of participants gathered by ride founder Scott Glickman in 2005 has grown into an event that attracts more than a hundred riders, dozens of volunteers and numerous “virtual participants” – those who choose not to make the 100-mile, 80-mile or 40-mile treks on two wheels but give their support online.

More than a decade ago, Glickman, of Warren Township. was successfully treated at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey for stage four non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Specifically, a portion of the funds raised supports the research and work of Roger Strair, chief of hematological malignancies/hematopoietic stem cell transplantation at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, who was Glickman’s oncologist during his treatment.

The effort in part supports cutting-edge research at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.  Most recently, funds raised from the ride helped establish the first-ever Century for the Cure Research Grant.  A pair of $50,000 grants was awarded to investigators from the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers to further enhance exploration of blood cancers.

Read more or click here to register.

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