BACKGROUND - RIDE CINCINNATI
For seven years, thousands of cycling participants of all abilities and ages enjoy bike riding in the annual non-competitive, family-oriented Ride Cincinnati event, while at the same time, raising important funds for Breast Cancer Research.
The Ride Cincinnati's scenic course begins in the southern corner of downtown Cincinnati at Yeatman's Cove in Sawyer Point and continues over the pedestrian-only Purple People Bridge, then meanders through several cities in Northern Kentucky. The course returns cyclists back to the Ride Cincinnati Celebration Party at Sawyer Point.
Destination markers along the course guide participants to choose the length of their own personal ride.
The 2014 Ride Cincinnati event will take place on Sunday, June 8th with the first cyclists leaving from the Yeatman's Cove starting line at 6:30 a.m.
Ride Cincinnati is the first cycling event to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research in the Greater Cincinnati area.
Ride Cincinnati was founded in 2007 by Dr. Harvey Harris, his family and two friends, whose families have been touched by breast cancer. This event is dedicated to the life of Marlene Harris and all others who have, and continue to be, affected by this terrible disease.
All proceeds from Ride Cincinnati will benefit Breast Cancer Research at the The Barrett Cancer Center
2012/2013 Ride Cincinnati Pilot Grants Program
The Ride Cincinnati Foundation donated $280,000 in 2013.
MISSION - THE BARRETT CANCER CENTER
The mission of the Barrett Cancer Center is to transform cancer care in the Midwest Ohio region by providing the most advanced and compassionate patient care built on a foundation of innovative research and education.
The Barrett Cancer Center, sometimes referred to as the Barrett Center, is working to become the preeminent cancer care resource in the region, delivering the highest quality patient- and family-centered care in a collaborative environment firmly based in a competitive research enterprise with an emphasis on education and community outreach.
ABOUT THE BARRETT CANCER CENTER
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