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  • Mon November 01 2021
  • Posted Nov 13, 2021
Over the past 17 years, the Courage Ride bicycle ride has raised more than $725,000 for sarcoma cancer research.

IOWA CITY — Courage Ride, a bicycle ride that raises funds for sarcoma cancer research, presented a check for $65,000 to the University of Iowa’s Sarcoma Research Program during an Oct. 21 ceremony at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Ben Miller, Co-Leader of the Sarcoma MOG, Associate Professor Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, and Dr. George Wiener, Director of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, accepted the check on behalf of the center’s Sarcoma Cancer Research Program.

Over the past 17 years, Courage Ride has raised more than $725,000 for sarcoma cancer research, having a major impact on cancer patients and families who benefit from the research.

Courage Ride is an annual event that was founded in 2005 by Jackie and Tom Bailey of Riverside, Iowa, to honor the courage of their son Seth, who passed away at age 25 after battling sarcoma for eight years.

All proceeds from Courage Ride go to the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Sarcoma Research Program at the University of Iowa. Courage Ride donations make up 85 percent of all sarcoma seed grant funding at the university. Since 2005, those dollars have seeded numerous sarcoma research grants, several that have developed into larger, more extensive sarcoma research studies, and support one of the largest sarcoma tissue banks in the Midwest.



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