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Big Wheeler

Team VeloSano
09/16/2022
Fundraising

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.
Virtual Fundraiser

Being a Virtual Fundraiser is Fun!

Team VeloSano
09/15/2022
"Virtual Fundraiser"

As a Virtual Fundraiser, you can chose your own activity and participate in Bike to Cure in your own special way. If you are not planning to ride or if riding is not for you, register as a Virtual Fundraiser and curate your own activity anyway, anytime, anywhere to fundraise for cancer research.
 

Catherine DeCoske


09/14/2022
"Living Hope"

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.

Marc Wheeler


09/01/2022
"Living Hope"

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.

Sarah Brown


08/25/2022
"Living Hope"

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.

Phillip Gard


08/16/2022
"Living Hope"

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.

Stuart von Hoch


08/02/2022
"Living Hope"

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.

Steven Cremer


08/02/2022
"Living Hope"

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.

Owen Timura


07/27/2022
"Living Hope"

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.

Cathy Poulsen


07/01/2022
"Living Hope"

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

Using Your Rider Dashboard

Team VeloSano
01/03/2022
Fundraising General Rider Virtual

Your Rider Dashboard provides many tools that can help you meet your fundraising commitment. From asking for donation support, to sharing real-time updates with your friends and family and sending emails to thank your donors, we have everything you need all in one spot.

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

Cleveland Clinic Corporate Communications
11/11/2020
Fundraising General News

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.
Keith Blake

Keith Blake


07/24/2019
"Living Hope"

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.

Karen Schmidt


07/03/2019
"Living Hope"

​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. 
Jill Olbrysh Sustar

Jill Olbrysh Sustar


06/24/2019
"Living Hope"

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. 

Patrick Dunster, MD


06/12/2019
"Living Hope"

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". 
Mike Balla

Mike Balla


04/11/2019
"Living Hope"

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.
Owen Timura

Owen Timura


04/02/2019
"Living Hope"

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.
Living Hope

Mariah George


04/02/2019
"Living Hope"

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.

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

Team VeloSano
11/08/2017
Donation Fundraising General

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. 

Baseball and Biking to Cure – a Winning Combination!

Team VeloSano
04/05/2017
Partner Spotlight

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.

Thanks to You: Over $3.3 for VeloSano 3!

Team VeloSano
11/30/2016
Events

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!