CLEVELAND — The countdown is on! In just a few weeks, Team WKYC will take on VeloSano 8 and ride for a cure to cancer.
VeloSano is a year-round fundraising initiative, culminating in an annual bike ride challenge, to support lifesaving cancer research at Cleveland Clinic. The name is Latin for “swift cure.” Since the inaugural ride in 2014, more than $24 million has been raised, 100 percent used to fund cancer research in Northeast Ohio.
To date, VeloSano has supported 170 cancer research projects. Those projects often go on to earn research grants from the National Institutes of Health and elsewhere, extending VeloSano’s reach to more than $46 million.
WKYC studios is a founding partner of the event since 2014.
VeloSano 8 rides Sept. 11, 2021, with four routes through the greater Cleveland area. Team WKYC is 33 riders strong, with each rider committing to raise hundreds of dollars toward the goal. You can learn more about our team by clicking HERE.
On Wednesday, Aug. 25, 3News' Sara Shookman anchored our early evening newscasts from her bike seat, raising awareness and funds for VeloSano 8 efforts. You can follow along with Sara on her practice ride using the hashtag #SarasRide
To learn more about VeloSano, or register to ride for the cure, click HERE.
More VeloSano coverage from August 25: