Paceline Ride delivers $126K to Georgia Cancer Center
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – The Paceline Ride team has delivered a check for $126,000 to the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University, with the money to be divided and handed out through an application process for cancer research projects.
Each year, Paceline hosts a bike ride for hundreds of participants who are pedaling toward a common goal: cure cancer faster and together.
All of its fundraising supports research and survivorship at the Georgia Cancer Center.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Paceline leadership canceled the in-person cycling event in May and rescheduled a virtual fundraiser on Oct. 24, encouraging teams and individual participants to host safe, socially distanced events to raise money.
During the inaugural event in May 2019, participants raised over $200,000, with the funds being divided into three research awards at the cancer center:
- Major Equipment Award: Dr. Han-Fei Ding’s recommendation for the purchase of an Amersham ImageQuant 800 imager has been approved for funding for $50,000.
- Translational Research Award II, Drs. Huidong Shi and Ravindra Kolhe’s project, “Cellular heterogeneity and tumor microenvironment in triple negative breast cancer disparities,” will receive up to $75,000 upon receipt and review of a full proposal.
- Early Career Researcher Award: Dr. Zhi-Chun Ding’s project, “Targeting IFNg-induced CD4+ T Cell Exhaustion to Potentiate Cancer Immunotherapy,” was selected as the top-ranking proposal, to receive up to $75,000.
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