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Faculty and staff don their leathers to raise money for cancer research

Oct. 15, 2013 College News - On Sept. 27-28, faculty and staff from the Medical College of Wisconsin participated in the 19th annual Ridin' to a Cure motorcycle ride. Proceeds from the fundraiser benefitted the Rock River Cancer Research Foundation, which supports breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center. The event was sponsored by Wisconsin Harley-Davidson and the Rock River H.O.G. Chapter.

The Medical College has received more than $1.9 million from this event since its inception, which has funded these researchers and projects. (PDF)

Approximately 1,000 riders gathered pledges of more than $130,000 and enjoyed a beautiful 80 mile fall ride through the southern Kettle Moraine area. An after-ride reception featured additional fundraising activities and talks by breast cancer survivors. Carol Williams, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, who receives research support from the Rock River Cancer Research Foundation, was a featured speaker and also participated in the ride. (FB video of Dr. Williams)

Riding their Harleys in the event were Mark McNally, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Donna McAllister, Research Associate in Biophysics, and Brian Bennett, PhD, Associate Professor of Biophysics, who collectively raised nearly $300.

Donna McAllister, Dr. Carol Williams, Dr. Brian Bennett and Dr. Mark McNally
(l to r): Donna McAllister, Dr. Carol Williams,
Dr. Brian Bennett and Dr. Mark McNally
 Dr. Mark McNally, Donna McAllister, Dr. Brian Bennett
(l to r): Dr. Mark McNally, Donna McAllister, Dr. Brian Bennett
Dr. Carol Williams speaks to the riders during the reception
Dr. Carol Williams speaks to the riders during the reception
 

 

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