Carrie Dobbins
Carrie Dobbins is a director of development and major gifts for UNC Lineberger.

Even if you’re not an avid cyclist, UNC Lineberger’s Carrie Dobbins says the V Foundation’s annual Victory Ride is an event for anyone who wants to join the fight against cancer.

Dobbins, director of development at UNC Lineberger, will participate in her first Victory Ride this May, combining her passion for cycling and fundraising for cancer research.

The Victory Ride to Cure Cancer presented by Braswell Family Farms is a one-day charity cycling event in Raleigh. This year, on May 16, riders from across the Triangle and beyond will ride to raise money 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.

Why I Ride

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).

Want to join our team?

There are several ways to get 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.

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