Victory Ride to Cure Cancer: Support the UNC Lineberger team
Ride For the CureLearn how to get involved and support the Victory Ride, which funds game-changing research and all-star scientists in cancer care.
The sixth annual V Foundation’s Victory Ride to Cure Cancer presented by CBS 17 is a charity cycling event that raises funds for 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
The Victory Ride to Cure Cancer is a live cycling event on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at Knightdale Station Park, Knightdale, NC.
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.
The 10-mile and 30-mile routes are on greenways, and the 60-mile course includes beautiful roadways. If you are not able to attend in person, you can participate in a virtual ride by choosing a day, location and distance that works best for you!
Get involved – be sure to join the UNC Lineberger team when registering for the Victory Ride!
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).