Rally in The Redwoods
Are you ready for a personal challenge, a beautiful day in the Santa Cruz Mountains and on the coast of California, and good ol’ exercise, all to raise funds for an amazing cause? Look no further! Team G Childhood Cancer Foundation will be holding an event that you won’t forget about any time soon. It’s called “Rally in The Redwoods” and it will take place along the beautiful coastline in California and the mountains of Santa Cruz! With a 70 mile, a 50 and 40 mile ride, this cycle event is for everyone! This September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and we will be honoring and cycling for children fighting cancer!
When: September 10th, 2015 Arrive at 7:15am. We leave at 8am sharp!
Start: Patagonia Outlet on River Street, Santa Cruz
Finish: Harvey West Park, Santa Cruz. Lunch will be served from 3:00pm to 5:30pm.
Why: Raise funds for our Hope Totes for families fighting childhood cancer and pediatric cancer research.
How: Gather friends, grab your bike, and start pedaling!
Register now and start raising funds for kids’ cancer!
All proceeds will go to fund our Hope Tote program and childhood cancer research at our hospitals including: Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and Seattle Children’s Hospital.
More than just a ride.
Team G Childhood Cancer Foundation is a community committed to put pediatric cancer in its place. “Rally in The Redwoods” is inspired by our first Team G Ambassador, Bill Sylvester, who rode from the Border of Canada to the border of Mexico in September 2013! Held on the beautiful costal Highway 1 and in the Redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains, powered by an inspirational cause, the event brings together cyclists of all abilities. The only requirement is a bicycle, a helmet (of course) and a passion for fighting childhood cancer.
This coastal cycling event raises local and national funds for our Hope Tote program and pediatric cancer research at leading hospitals on the West Coast, and UC Santa Cruz’ Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative.
Show up with a bike and your helmet.
We’ll roll out from the Patagonia Outlet on River Street and finish at Harvey West Park.
Ride Start: 8am
We’ll enjoy some of the best roads & climbing that Santa Cruz County has to offer….Empire Grade, Smith Grade, Bonny Doon(x2), Swanton Road, Pine Flat, HWY 1, Felton Empire, & HWY 9.
70 miles + 6800 Feet or 50 miles + 4000 Feet or 40 miles + 1630 Feet
Lunch 3-5:30pm by Chef Fredy Hurtado de Mendoza
Sous Chef at Stanford University Catering Deptartment has prepared and served his signature dishes for President Obama, The Dalai Lama, and the Denver Broncos in their Super Bowl win over the Carolina Panthers this last year. Prior to Stanford, Fredy trained under world renown Chef Michael Mina at Marriott’s Arcadia restaurant.
Music: 3-5:30pm by Bits & Pieces
Instrumental fusion of melodic vibes with a twist of modern soul, funk and heavy percussive rhythm
The Raffle Grand Prizes for Fundraisers
– Easton Carbon Rims
– Pioneer Power Meter
We are commUNITY.
We ride as family, united by a common goal. We are achievable. Ride 70 miles or take the cutoff ride 50 miles, and come back to the party. You can even ride the 40 mile route up the coast! It’s a ride everyone will win. We are parents of survivors. Childhood cancer doesn’t own us. We will put it in it’s place. We are fun…wait…we are FUN!. Childhood cancer is serious business, but the ride doesn’t have to be. We are focused. We have a one-track mind. We exist to fight childhood cancer. We fight as one.
We ride for your child, your brother, your sister, your grandchild, your niece or nephew. We ride for the children just diagnosed and for their families fighting the battle of their lives. We ride for the angels, warriors, and survivors. We ride for the children recently diagnosed and the ones who have not yet been diagnosed. We ride to celebrate our child’s remission and we ride for those who are running out of time.
We fight childhood cancer.
Pediatric cancer is the number one disease killer of children in the U.S. taking the lives of more children than asthma, AIDS, multiple sclerosis and muscular dystrophy combined. A lack of funding into new and improved therapies contributes to this sobering statistic. Approximately 15,780 children will be diagnosed in 2016 and an estimated 2,550 children and adolescents will die from cancer. Through our fundraisers and activities, Team G motivates and encourages individuals to join in the fight against pediatric cancer.
We are Team G.
Share the videos and media links HERE with your family and friends to let them know how Team G Childhood Cancer Foundation is active in your community!
Who and What We Benefit
Since it’s beginnings in 2013, Team G Childhood Cancer Foundation has been working tirelessly to send Hope Totes to 10 different hospitals from the West Coast and beyond and has benefitted childhood cancer research at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and UC Santa Cruz’ Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative. Team G has sent over 1400 Hope Totes and has already funded almost $100,000 in childhood cancer research to support its cancer fighting mission. That adds up to a lot of impactful change for the childhood cancer community!
All proceeds will go to fund our Hope Tote program and childhood cancer research at our hospitals including: Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, and Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Tip 01 – 100%
Make sure to tell all of your donors that 100% of their donation to Team G Childhood Cancer Foundation’s mission in directing funds to childhood cancer research and support our Hope Tote program.
Tip 02 – Change Your Mindset
While you are asking for money, remember that you are giving people the opportunity to make a tangible impact in the fight against childhood cancers.
Tip 03 – Rally Your Team
Create a group e-mail chain or a Facebook group to share stories, words of encouragement and hashtags #TeamGStrong #fightchildhoodcancer #RRW #rallyintheredwoods. If you have teammates, encourage them to do the same!
Tip 04 – Give to Yourself
The best way to encourage others to give is to see that you’ve donated to your own efforts first! Make a kickoff gift!
Tip 05 – Make it Personal
Tell YOUR story about why you ride. The Team G Childhood Cancer Foundation’s fundraising letter will provide you with specific language but the more personal you make your asks, the more people will relate because everyone has been touched by childhood cancer.
Click here for our Fundraising Letter Template
Tip 06 – Ask, Ask, Ask!
You don’t get what you don’t ask for, so make sure you are asking! Donations don’t always come from where you expect them to, so cast a wide net and make each ask personal. Remember, persistence is hard to deny!