Lamorna Brown Swigart has worked in cancer research at UCSF for more than 15 years. Over time, finding funding for research has become more and more challenging. Lamorna says, “There are so many great ideas and projects, and never enough funding to get it all done.” Lamorna and her colleague Malinda Walker decided to take matters into their own hands.
Lamorna and Malinda devised a personal fundraising project with three goals: increasing awareness of the Athena Breast Health Network and I-SPY2 clinical trial, raising funds for these and other Breast Oncology Program projects, and increasing awareness about the benefits of exercise in reducing risk for breast cancer and other diseases. After training extensively, riding 700+ miles, they rode ElliptiGos 280 miles around the San Francisco Bay over eight days. Throughout their training, they blogged at We Go for Good and raised $17,244 of their $20,000 goal, all benefiting breast cancer research at UCSF. Their ultimate goal is to ride across the continental United States to continue raising awareness and funds for health research.
If you're interested in contributing to Lamorna and Malinda's project, visit the We Go for Good crowdfunding page before July 29, 2015.
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