Since 1971 over $200 billion dollars has been spent on the fight against cancer and the death rate has declined only slightly. We lose approximately 1,500 cancer fighters a day just in the United States alone, that’s almost 550,000 people a year. The big problem here is that most of the cancer research money is spent to figure out the cause of cancer and not the treatment of cancer. I bet anybody that reads this ride announcement, which I hope is many, have been touched by cancer in some way, shape or form; maybe you personally or someone you love. It has affected me and while the treatments make a difference, it ain’t fixing the problem and I personally don’t like that feeling.
This is why BikerMonkey has joined forces with The Gateway for Cancer Research, an organization with a goal to speed up research from the laboratory to the bedside and do it now. They have funded 71 studies to the tune of $20 million over almost a 20 year period and $.99 of every dollar received goes to facilitate cancer research on treatment and not the cause. So, the Extreme Riding for Extreme Cancer Research event is donating all proceeds above and beyond the Iron Butt Association registration and certification to The Gateway for Cancer Research.
What: SaddleSore 1,000 / BunBurner 1,500 / BunBurner Gold 1,500
Who: Motorcycle Riders – Any Make or Model
When: June 2nd, 2012 – Kickstands Up at 9:00 AM
Why: Join the ranks of the few, the proud, the crazy, the IBA and raise funds for cancer research.
Where: Registration / Check In Starts at 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM at Adam Smith’s Texas Harley Davidson, Bedford, Texas
Note: You must have completed a SaddleSore 1,000 or BunBurner 1,500 to be eligible to ride in a BunBurner Gold 1,500 event. Make sure you have your IBA # when you register if you are riding for the BunBurner Gold.
If you can’t make the ride but would like to make an online donation, please click here!
Click on the links below for the Registration / Waiver Form and Maps / Directions:
BunBurner 1,500 Miles / 36 Hours or BunBurner Gold 1.500 Miles / 24 Hours – Map & Directions - Old Map Go To: http://bikermonkeyblog.com/2012/05/29/update-extreme-riding-for-extreme-cancer-research-updated-maps-june-2-2012/