Chainbreaker Bicycle Ride to Raise Cancer Research Funds

Ride Takes Place in August

DULUTH, Minn. – Taking a bike ride this summer could help with cancer research.

The University of Minnesota is partnering with a group called Chainbreaker to launch a fundraising experience for the Masonic Cancer Center at the University.

Many treatments are now available to patients around the world were pioneered at the Masonic Cancer Center.

For example, the University has been on the cutting edge of childhood leukemia research, improving survival rates for children from 20% in 1968 to higher than 90% today.

Cancer is the leading cause of death in Minnesota and half of us will have a cancer diagnosis during our lifetime.

Chainbreaker is a cycling event that takes place August 11-13 and includes a Friday night of entertainment and food on the campus of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota in Eagan, before riders take off on Saturday for rides ranging from 25, 50, 100 and 180 miles.

The experience itself is a cycling event that takes place August 11-13 where every rider commits to raising funds connected to the length of their ride.

All of the funds raised are tax-deductible contributions and go directly to research at the Masonic Cancer Center at the University.

Head to for more information and to register to ride.

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