Working together, we empower innovation and discovery in prevention, research and clinical care to reduce the burden of cancer for our patients, our community, and the world. 100% of your fundraising goes to research, patient services and essential infrastructure at HICCC.
THE TIME IS NOW
One in two men and one in three women in the United States will develop cancer in their lifetime. According to the American Cancer Society, this year there will be an estimated 1.76 million new cancer diagnoses, and more than 606,000 lives lost to cancer. That’s more than 1,600 deaths every single day.*
But cancer is about more than just numbers and data. It's about people we love. Columbia's Velocity Ride is designed to fund breakthrough cancer treatments. Through Velocity we can fuel the end of cancer. The time is now.
Columbia’s Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC) is one of 49 National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers nationwide, recognizing scientific and clinical excellence, and one of only two in New York City. With close to 3,500 new cancer cases seen each year, the HICCC delivers cutting-edge cancer research and patient care.
At Columbia, we don’t just practice medicine, we change it. HICCC researchers are at the forefront of pioneering the latest approaches to cancer treatment like immunotherapy and precision medicine. The unrestricted funds raised through Velocity will benefit our Center’s almost 650 clinical trials and studies, which include studies of hundreds of new cancer therapies that are developed to treat cancer and save more lives.
*Facts courtesy of American Cancer Society
In addition to providing unrestricted funds to the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Velocity Ride will now support a new program that will bring crucial funds to early stage research - The Velocity Fellows.
Each year, a portion of the funds raised by the Velocity Ride will be awarded to Columbia cancer researchers working on innovative and promising research projects. The first Velocity Fellows will share $500,000 in seed funding from the 2018 Velocity ride to support early-stage research projects.