RecoverHealth Blog

28th Annual Trek 100 Ride for Hope

June 6, 2017

Kelsey Abel (Branch Manager of the Madison office) and her husband recently participated in the 28th Annual Trek 100 Ride for Hope bike ride. This is the second year they rode to support the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Childhood Cancer, Inc.). This year they represented Recover Health during their 66-mile ride!

 

The TREK 100 is the largest fund-raising event in the 40-year history of the MACC Fund. On Saturday, June 3, thousands of riders and hundreds of volunteers from throughout the country and even the world came together to “Ride for Hope.” Donations help support the state-of-the art research for childhood cancer and blood disorders at the Medical College of Wisconsin in the 6-story MACC Fund Research Center; at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in the MACC Fund Center and in the 14,000 square foot MACC Fund Childhood Research Wing of the University of Wisconsin’s Carbone Cancer Center. This Wisconsin based research impacts the treatment and care of children throughout the state, the nation and the world. Since the MACC Fund was founded in 1976, the overall five-year survival rate for childhood cancer has risen from 20% to 80%, yet children can relapse and have “late effect” issues. The MACC Fund has contributed nearly $59 million to date to research and the TREK 100s dating back to 1990 have contributed $14 million to this total.

 

If you would like to show your support, feel free to check out the following link!
http://2017trek100.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1170999&lis=1&kntae1170999=4303256671B24C2AA77F286766ABEF2D&supId=447458965