Thanks to You: Over $3.3 for VeloSano 3!

Team VeloSano
11/30/2016
Events, General, Team Building

It was an evening of sharing our thanks at the VeloSano Bash!  What we are most thankful for is all of you, our VeloSano family, for believing in us and joining us on this cancer-fighting journey. It is because you that we were able to announce $3.37 MILLION RAISED for cancer research at Cleveland Clinic!

Baseball and Biking to Cure – a Winning Combination!

Team VeloSano
04/05/2017
Events, General, Team Building

Spring is in the air and that means it’s time for Cleveland Indians baseball (not to mention, nicer training weather for VeloSano)! We’re especially excited for the Tribe to be back in action, as they are not only coming off a great 2016 as the American League Champions, but they are also back and better than ever for VeloSano 4.

VeloSano Has Big News!

Team VeloSano
06/20/2017
Events, General, Team Building

Made possible by our outstanding partnership with ASSOS and our friends at USA Cycling:

(Drumroll…)

VeloSano 4 Raises More Than $4 Million for Cleveland Clinic Cancer Research

Team VeloSano
11/08/2017
Events, General, Team Building

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, Cleveland: VeloSano announced yesterday that it has raised over $4.17 million to support cancer research at Cleveland Clinic. This past July, more than 3,200 individuals participated as riders, virtual riders and volunteers from 28 states and the District of Columbia, as well as Germany and Italy, to raise funds for cancer research. Nearly 26,000 donations were received from over 22,000 donors from all 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and 36 countries around the world. 

VeloSano Raises More than $4.5M for Cancer Research at Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic Corporate Communications
11/09/2018
Events, General, Team Building

VeloSano raised more than $4.5 million in 2018, its fifth year, with 1OO percent of the money raised supporting lifesaving cancer research at Cleveland Clinic.

VeloSano Raises More than $4.5M for Cancer Research at Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic Corporate Communications
11/09/2018
Events, General, Team Building

VeloSano raised more than $4.5 million in 2018, its fifth year, with 1OO percent of the money raised supporting lifesaving cancer research at Cleveland Clinic.
Living Hope

Mariah George


04/02/2019
Events, General, Team Building

My cancer journey began in November 2016 with a random, unrelated pain. I saw a new doctor who noticed an odd test result from the year before, when I was pregnant with my daughter. After further testing I was diagnosed with Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma, a very rare vascular sarcoma that has presented itself in my liver.
Owen Timura

Owen Timura


04/02/2019
Events, General, Team Building

In September of 2015, Owen Timura noticed a lump in his lower abdomen. This lump was thought to be an infection and he was treated for several weeks with antibiotics. This stubborn lump refused to go away so it was suggested that he have surgery to just simply drain it. On November 13, 2015, Owen went in for surgery but unfortunately this healthy and active 8 year old boy was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma.
Mike Balla

Mike Balla


04/11/2019
Events, General, Team Building

On August 25, 2018, after a week of struggling with a open sore on my foot from what we thought was an insect bite, my primary care physician told me to admit myself to Fairview Hospital.  It was there in the Emergency Room that my wife Bridget and I first heard the word LEUKEMIA from an oncologist and the ER Doctor.

VeloSano 6 (2019) Yard Sign Day!

Team VeloSano
04/30/2019
Events, General, Team Building

VeloSano Yard Sign Day is almost here, and we're excited to share that new this year - we will have multiple pick-up points across Northeast Ohio.

Patrick Dunster, MD


06/12/2019
Events, General, Team Building

I ride because I am still here. I remember going to sleep with my last thought being "I have cancer". I remember waking up and my first thought being "I have cancer". 
Jill Olbrysh Sustar

Jill Olbrysh Sustar


06/24/2019
Events, General, Team Building

In July of 2016, my life was, in a word, awesome. My husband and I had married 3 months earlier after 10 years together, I just turned 38, and we were looking forward to starting a family together. I had a job I loved, was surrounded by people I love, and I was almost done with all those thank you cards. After an Indians game, I noticed that I had gotten some sun, and when I pulled my shirt away to see how much while looking in the mirror, I saw my left breast ripple. At that moment, my life changed forever, and was a lot less awesome for quite a while. 

Karen Schmidt


07/03/2019
Events, General, Team Building

​After dedicating 17 years to the cancer registry industry and CHAMPS Oncology, I thought my passion for this profession was pretty strong, until January 2019 when I was diagnosed with Stage 1 Ovarian Cancer. Suddenly the work our cancer registrars have done for more than 40 years meant even more to me. 
Keith Blake

Keith Blake


07/24/2019
Events, General, Team Building

Why Cancer Can Kiss My A** 
 I was in prime form to take on such a battle; I was 27, young, strong and healthy, had a top notch medical team who would stop at nothing to ensure my best chance, was surrounded by a gigantic love and support system spread across the country and had a special angel who stuck by my side every step of the way. I knew exactly what I was fighting for.
Laura Payne

Laura Payne


07/08/2020
Events, General, Team Building

My mom took me to Cleveland last year for VeloSano...
James Benson

James Benson


07/17/2020
Events, General, Team Building

In 2016 on my 58th birthday I was diagnosed with T3N2 throat cancer.

James Benson


07/17/2020
Events, General, Team Building

In 2016 on my 58th birthday I was diagnosed with T3N2 throat cancer.

Record Number of VeloSano Participants Raise More than $3 Million for Cancer Research at Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic Corporate Communications
11/11/2020
Events, General, Team Building

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, CLEVELAND: A record-high 2,900 participants raised more than $3 million for VeloSano in 2020, 100% of which will support lifesaving cancer research at Cleveland Clinic. Latin for “swift cure,” the year-round fundraising initiative has raised a cumulative total of more than $24 million since its inception in 2014.

Spring Into Fundraising Match Promotion

Team VeloSano
04/19/2021
Events, General, Team Building

Our “Spring Into Fundraising” Match Promotion Starts Next Week! Don’t miss out on this opportunity: every dollar you raise will get matched, dollar for dollar!

1OO Days $1OOK Match Promotion


05/26/2021
Events, General, Team Building

To highlight this day and thanks to donor support, we will match, dollar for dollar, funds you raise June 3* until we reach our $100,000 threshold!  So if someone donates $10 dollars to you, it’s matched. If someone donates $100 or $1,000, it's matched. Any donation, large or small, will make a difference.

Volunteer Captains - Our Leaders That Make It Happen!

Team VeloSano
09/01/2021
Events, General, Team Building

What’s the secret to managing a Volunteer Army of over 1,000+ people?  Our amazing and dedicated group of VeloSano Volunteer Captains!

Fundraising Finish Line Dollar for Dollar Match


10/25/2021
Events, General, Team Building

With just seven days to go until the October 31 fundraising deadline, we're announcing a match challenge for $1OO,OOO! This opportunity will make a huge impact on the final dollar amount we raise for VeloSano 8 (2021) and on the cancer research projects we will fund. 

VeloSano 2021 Fundraising Reveal


11/03/2021
Events, General, Team Building

A record-high $5.1 million was raised for VeloSano in 2021

 

Announcing the 2021 All-In VeloSano Award Recipient!


12/13/2021
Events, General, Team Building

As each year comes to a close, we celebrate all that was accomplished together.  We also highlight one particular individual, team or group for their exceptional efforts and contribution to VeloSano and cancer research at Cleveland Clinic by presenting them with the All-In VeloSano Award. 

Spring Into Fundraising Match Promotion


04/21/2022
Events, General, Team Building

Get Ready to Spring into Fundraising Action!
 
Thanks to a generous $100,000 gift from Bruce & Janet Hollenbeck, online donations will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $100,000 starting on April 27! This will DOUBLE the impact on lifesaving cancer research at Cleveland Clinic.
 
Individual donations you receive of any amount up to $5,000 will be matched! Whether it's a $5 gift, $50 or $5,000, every dollar makes a difference!*
 
Don’t wait. Matching funds go fast. If you’re not yet registered, register today and put your fundraising strategy together to help you meet and exceed your fundraising commitment.
 

1OO Days, 1OO Dollars Promotion


05/24/2022
Events, General, Team Building

Earn $1OO to jump start your fundraising when you register to Bike to Cure! 
Be one of the first 1OO Riders to register on Wednesday, June 1, and earn a $1OO donation toward your fundraising commitment*
Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith


07/01/2022
Events, General, Team Building

This year I ride for me. This will be my 4th VeloSano, and it is something I look forward to every year.

Cathy Poulsen


07/01/2022
Events, General, Team Building

‘Let’s Do This’ Cathy Poulsen remembers it clearly. The crowded operating room, where a multidisciplinary team assembled on that August morning in 2020

Kate Watson


07/01/2022
Events, General, Team Building

Rocky River cancer survivor spreads cheer and hope. (Story from cleveland.com 3/14/22)

VeloSano Yard Sign Day - Wed., July 13 10:30a.m. to 1:30p.m.


07/05/2022
Events, General, Team Building

Yard signs are here and ready for pick-up on Wed., July 13; 10:30a.m. to 1:30p.m. at select locations!

Dollar for Dollar Mid-Summer Match Promotion!


07/19/2022
Events, General, Team Building

Get Ready for Some Summertime "Fun"draising with a Sizzling Hot Match Opportunity!

Owen Timura


07/27/2022
Events, General, Team Building

Owen was diagnosed at 8 years old with a Anplastic Large Cell Lymphoma. This rare cancer is is found in very few children. He had to give up one of his favorite things during treatment- basketball.

Madeline Hric


08/02/2022
Events, General, Team Building

I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2006 when I was 10 years old.

Bob Goehrke


08/02/2022
Events, General, Team Building

The Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Kaouk saved my life from cancer.

Steven Cremer


08/02/2022
Events, General, Team Building

It’s almost serendipitous that I received my cancer diagnosis while out on a bike ride in the Cuyahoga valley. My phone rang and it was our insurance agent saying ild failed a physical and should get in touch with my family doctor ASAP.

Kelley Uridel


08/02/2022
Events, General, Team Building

I discovered a lump in my breast at age 42. An ultrasound and biopsy diagnosed it, and an MRI validated the diagnosis of breast cancer.

Stuart von Hoch


08/02/2022
Events, General, Team Building

I started riding in VeloSano as a way to help with recovery from open heart surgery due to a bicuspid aortic valve that was fixed at the Cleveland Clinic in 2009. The riding was good for me and helped me give back to the Clinic. In 2020, my PSA came back as 7.1. Had initial consult with a urologist.

Let’s find a cure, together. | Dr. Jame Abraham


08/15/2022
Events, General, Team Building

VeloSano's signature fundraiser, Bike to Cure, is fast approaching. Every year I'm amazed and grateful for everyone who participates in this weekend-long event. The support, passion and energy is contagious, and helps us to continue to advance cancer research to the next level. As an oncologist, I understand how cancer can ravage the lives of patients and their families, physically and emotionally. Every day, the need for a cure intensifies.  

Phillip Gard


08/16/2022
Events, General, Team Building

In September 2013, I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. I was working at Cleveland Clinic main campus in the Education Institute. Even though I had been employed at the Clinic for almost 40 years at the time, I was fortunate enough to have reasonably good health and had not had to rely on the Clinic for any major issues. Well, my new diagnosis changed everything.

Mike Golenberke


08/16/2022
Events, General, Team Building

This will be my very first VeloSano ride. I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in November, 2020.

Sarah Brown


08/25/2022
Events, General, Team Building

This cause is very personal for me because my future depends on innovative research and new treatments for blood cancers. In January 2020, on the eve of the global pandemic, I was diagnosed with stage IV Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

Marc Wheeler


09/01/2022
Events, General, Team Building

My very first VeloSano ride was after I was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer and had my thyroid removed 02/2019. That was VeloSano 6 and I've ridden ever since to help bring awareness and 1OO% for a cure for cancer.

Pamela Benchley


09/06/2022
Events, General, Team Building

"You can't have cancer - you're and Ironman" Guess what. I can. And I did. And I was mad. And frustrated. And then I went to Cleveland. 

Jack Efta


09/06/2022
Events, General, Team Building

I’m a lymphoma patient since 2018. I am stable. Both my parents died from cancer. 

Catherine DeCoske


09/14/2022
Events, General, Team Building

Since May, I've been training for VeloSano, Cleveland Clinic’s annual Bike to Cure event. All the fundraising efforts benefit cancer research and prevention. This event is personal. I was diagnosed 20 years ago with triple negative breast cancer when I was 32 weeks pregnant.

Mark Your Calendar! | VeloSano 1O (2023) Sept 8-9


12/08/2022
Events, General, Team Building

Whether you've been with us one year, four or 1O, Bike to Cure 2023 is going to be an amazing reunion & celebration for everyone and we plan on you joining us!

VeloSano Community Raised $6.9 Million in 2022


12/14/2022
Events, General, Team Building

A record-high $6.9 million was raised for VeloSano in 2022, 100% of which will support lifesaving cancer research at Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland Clinic Children’s. The year-round fundraising movement has brought in a cumulative total of more than $37 million since its inception in 2014.
 

The 2022 All-In VeloSano Award Recipient Is...


12/19/2022
Events, General, Team Building

What a perfect way to close out 2022 by bringing you another special VeloSano announcement. Get your cowbells ready!
 
Every year we highlight one particular individual, team or group for their exceptional efforts and contribution to VeloSano and cancer research at Cleveland Clinic by presenting them with the All-In VeloSano Award.
 
Spring into Fundraising Match Promotion

Spring Into Fundraising Match Promotion


04/17/2023
Events, General, Team Building

Get ready, April is bringing a "shower of dollars" to support a Dollar for Dollar match promotion on April 20th!

100 Days, 100 Dollars Promotion


05/24/2023
Events, General, Team Building

Wednesday, May 31, will officially be 100 days until Bike to Cure and we're giving you 100 reasons (i.e. $100!) to register.
 
Living Hope Badge

Trish Huffman


06/07/2023
Events, General, Team Building

In 2017,It felt like there was something in my eye, in the mirror it was obvious that the fleshy object didn't belong. 

VeloSano Yard Sign Day


06/20/2023
Events, General, Team Building

VeloSano Yard Sign Day – Tues., June 27, 10:30a.m. to 1:30p.m.

During this time, stop by various locations throughout Northeast Ohio that will be distributing VeloSano yard signs.

Catherine Decoske


07/11/2023
Events, General, Team Building

This is my second year riding and I am challenging my self to double my trip from 25 to 50 miles. This event is personal. I was diagnosed 21 years ago with triple negative breast cancer when I was 32 weeks pregnant.

Dollar for Dollar Match Promotion


08/07/2023
Events, General, Team Building

A Dollar for Dollar Match means 2X the impact you and your donors make supporting lifesaving cancer research at Cleveland Clinic!
 
Every online donation will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $200,000 tomorrow, Tuesday, August 8!
 

Kickoff Party Ticket Information

Team VeloSano
08/14/2023
Events, General, Team Building

Get ready to party! Join us for the Kickoff Party presented by Adcom on Friday, Sept 8 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

This year, tickets are distributed via Big Tickets...here's everything you need to know.

Rider Tracking using RaceJoy


08/25/2023
Events, General, Team Building

Use RaceJoy during your VeloSano "Bike to cure" ride so your friends and family can track you along the course via GPS!
Paul Martin photo

Meet Local Hero / Competitive Cyclist, Paul Martin


09/04/2023
Events, General, Team Building

Paul Martin, a local hero in Northeast Ohio and competitive cyclist will be riding with our 75 and 100-Mile Riders in Bike to Cure on Saturday!

Announcing the VeloSano Connection Collection from AmericanGreetings.com


09/18/2023
Events, General, Team Building

We’re excited to announce the VeloSano Connection Collection from AmercicanGreetings.com, which offers a collection of free digital greetings that users can personalize.
 

Fundraising Finish Line Match


09/27/2023
Events, General, Team Building

We have a very special and unique opportunity to continue our fundraising momentum to the October 15 fundraising deadline.

Fundraise Your Way


02/08/2024
Events, General, Team Building

Fundraise for VeloSano whenever, wherever, and however you choose. By Fundraising Your Way, you can make a difference and raise money for cancer research at Cleveland Clinic through the activity of your choice.

Whether it’s with an event, creating an online page in honor of a birthday or life milestone, or partnering with a local business, there are a variety of options to support the cause.

Our team is here to help with tools, resources, and support. Continue reading to find the best option for you and get started!

Get Ready to Experience Bike to Cure

Experience Bike to Cure Weekend!


02/12/2024
Events, General, Team Building

VeloSano focuses on making an impact and fundraising all year-round to support cancer research at
Cleveland Clinic and cancer patients & survivors everywhere. In September, we bring thousands of
people together to celebrate and participate in the annual Bike to Cure, a fun-filled weekend of festivities
and of course, an unforgettable bike ride in Cleveland, Ohio.

Join us September ​6-7!
 
Safety Tips

Safety Tips for Riders


02/12/2024
Events, General, Team Building

Rider safety is a top priority at Bike to Cure and in the weeks of training that lead up to ride weekend.
We work with local municipalities, police officers and course officials to help create a safe experience for
our Riders, however, everyone plays an individual key role.
Virtual Fundraiser

Become a Virtual Fundraiser!


02/12/2024
Events, General, Team Building

If you can’t ride or if riding is not for you, you can still participate in Bike to Cure, fundraise and join our special community.

Register as a Virtual Fundraiser and chose your own activity, maybe it’s walking, running, swimming or
yoga? Simply curate your own activity and participate anyway, anytime, anywhere.
 
Big Wheeler

Big Wheeler


02/12/2024
Events, General, Team Building

Big Wheelers are VeloSano’s biggest fundraisers. These individual Riders and Virtual Fundraisers set big goals and go the extra mile to achieve them. It’s about doing something big in the fight against cancer.

VeloSano Bike to Cure 2024; What’s New


03/15/2024
Events, General, Team Building

VeloSano Bike to Cure 2024 is the same incredible event, but with new opportunities and enhancements.
 

Dollar for Dollar Match Promotion


04/23/2024
Events, General, Team Building

A Dollar for Dollar Match means 2X the impact you and your donors make supporting lifesaving cancer research at Cleveland Clinic!

Bike to Cure Bike Rentals


04/25/2024
Events, General, Team Building

Explore bike rental options with Unlimited Biking with convenient pickup and drop off at Mall B.

100 Days, 100 Riders, 100 Dollars, 100% for the cure.


05/28/2024
Events, General, Team Building

Mark Your Calendars. Be one of the first 100 Riders or Virtual Fundraisers to register next Wednesday, May 29 (which is 100 days before Bike to Cure) and earn a $100 donation toward your fundraising commitment.