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Ride For the Cure

Learn how to get involved and support the Victory Ride, which funds game-changing research and all-star scientists in cancer care.


The Victory Ride to Cure Cancer is an annual charity cycling event hosted by the V Foundation. The V Foundation supports cancer care and research through grants, which have an impact at centers like UNC Lineberger. Get involved with UNC Lineberger’s fundraising efforts by joining us!

Join Our Team

There are several ways to be involved with the Victory Ride and support UNC Lineberger’s efforts: become a rider on the Lineberger team, donate to a rider on the Lineberger team, or create a fundraising page.

This year, participants can choose to get involved with MyVictory Month and the Victory Ride to Cure Cancer.

  • MyVictory Month is a virtual experience, taking place from July 28 to August 28. Ride your way – any time, any place and any wheels – during the MyVictory Month. There were will cycling and non-cycling competitions for friendly camaraderie.
  • The Victory Ride to Cure Cancer is a live cycling event at NC State University’s Centennial Campus on Saturday, August 28.

Learn more about how to get involved with the UNC Lineberger team and Victory Ride

Why I Ride

Current and former team UNC Lineberger riders share why they ride and raise funds for cancer research.

Dan Michaud

When Dan Michaud, a graduate research assistant working in Yuliya Pylayeva-Gupta’s lab at UNC Lineberger, decided to ride in the V Foundation’s annual Victory Ride, it was for much more than the exercise.

“As a researcher myself, I can see the end results of the donations raised by the Victory Ride and know how important they are for everyone involved,” he said.

“By participating I feel like I am really doing my part to push cancer research forward.”

Carrie Dobbins

Carrie Dobbins, director of development at UNC Lineberger, is combining her passion for cycling and fundraising for cancer research.

“I feel like the community element of the Victory Ride really demonstrates what we hope to achieve here at UNC Lineberger,” Dobbins said.


Marjory Charlot, MD, MPH, MSc, UNC Lineberger’s associate director for community outreach and engagement for patient-centered research, used a mission grant from the V Foundation to research efforts to improve access to clinical trials for all patients, particularly for racial and ethnic minorities.

“I think it’s a great opportunity for us to have this funding in order to test patient navigation, which is what we’re doing, to see if we can improve clinical trial participation in that particular group,” Charlot explained.

“Their mission is to cure cancer and every little bit counts,” Charlot said of the V Foundation.

Where Does the Money Go?

V Scholar Grants fund the future of cancer research. V Scholars are early-career scientists doing fundamental or basic cancer research today to support tomorrow’s preventions, diagnosis and treatment. All cancer treatments have a foundation in basic research.

Translational Grants support “bench-to-bedside” research by translating findings from the lab to the clinic.

Designated Grants support basic or translational research. The size and duration of these grants vary widely depending on the initiative, but they have ranged from $50,000 to over $1 million.

As a subset of Designated Grants, Mission Grants are made to support projects within the mission of the V Foundation, but they are not usually for the direct support of a research project. The Mission Grant is a smaller grant (under $100,000 per year).