Help raise funds for the patients & families of
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2016
UNC's Cary Wellness Center
PEDAL FOR PEDS 2016
The UNC Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology is proud to present the 7th Annual Pedal for Peds Bike Ride. The event will be held Saturday, October 8th, 2016 at UNC's Cary Wellness Center. Ride 7, 10 or up to 50 miles on the beautiful American Tobacco Trail. Participants are welcome to ride all or part of the route. 100% of all proceeds raised by this event will be used to support our mission to care for and cure all children with cancer and blood disorders in the state of North Carolina.
Note: Registration for the 2016 Pedal For Peds event is managed through RaceEntry.com. Clicking on the registration link above will take you to our official 2016 Pedal For Peds sign-up form.
EVENT DAY INFORMATION
Join founder Dr. Julie Blatt and various special guests of the clinic and local area Sponsors as we commemorate this truly special event!
At the end of this ceremony everyone in attendance will participate in a mass balloon release to honor our survivors and remember the loved ones we have lost.
Trail bike riders will leave from UNC's Cary Wellness Center at 9am and go by bike to the American Tobacco Bike Trail entrance 1.5 miles away. We will have the trails clearly marked for a distance up to 50 miles (round-trip). Feel free to travel all or part of the trail.
Distances from the Cary Wellness Center on the American Tobacco Trail:
- 7 miles round-trip to and from Scott King Road
- 10 miles round-trip to and from Massey Chapel Road
- 20 miles round-trip to and from Durham Freeway
- 50 miles round-trip to and from Downtown Durham
Stationary Bike Riders:
Fitness Instructors from UNC Cary Wellness Center will be on-hand offering hourly spin classes with music at 9AM, 10AM and 11AM. You can “ride” with them or go at your own pace.
Team captains will choose their 1 hour spin class during registration. Each team registration reserves one bicycle. Members of a team may then ride a "leg" of any increment. Teams are limited to 6 riders per bicycle at this time.
Children may bring their own bicycles. We will have a limited number of stands to convert your bicycle into a stationary bike for this event.
There will be 2 one-hour yoga sessions run by the UNC Wellness Center and our own Cammie Moore Presler! Sessions will be held at 10AM and 11AM. Everyone is welcome. Bring a mat if you can!
Kids Safety Course:
A special bike safety obstacle course will be available to all children under 12 years old brought to you by the Cary Police Department.
Be sure to check out the big tent where various local growers will be showing off their culinary skills. Various vendors will be onsite serving everything from breakfast and lunch items to special treats for those with a sweet tooth.
Who Can Participate? The Pedal for Peds Bike Ride is open to everyone of all ages.
How do I register for this year's event? Event registration is managed through our partner Race Entry. Please go to https://www.raceentry.com/races/pedal-for-peds/2016/register to begin the registration process.
Can I register on the day of the event? Yes, absolutely. Please go to our registration desk (which will be clearly marked) opening on the day of the event at 7AM.
Can I make a donation?: Donations are welcome by cash, check, credit card - accepted though our race registration website and on-site event day.
Where is this year's event? This year's event is taking place at: UNC Wellness Center, 350 Stonecroft Lane, Cary, NC 27519 USA
What happens if it rains? Pedal for Peds brings the best out of all of us - so rain or shine we'll be there!
Where's does the American Tobacco Trail go? The American Tobacco Trail winds its way through Wake and Durham Counties. For the Pedal For Peds event day we will have the trail clearly marked for you in both directions.
Need a map? No problemo! Here are a few trail maps that have been created by the American Tobacco Trail System.
Press Inquiries? If you are member of the press and would like to speak with us to arrange event coverage or interviews, please contact Stephanie Mazze at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919.757.1041.
Supporting UNC Children's Patients And Their Families Since 2009
Julie Blatt, M.d. – Founder of pedal for peds
Pedal for Peds is a day of celebration where survivors are honored and celebrated by their friends and family, those who have lost their battles are remembered, and together we carry on the fight one pedal at a time.
Our program is dedicated to bringing awareness of Childhood cancers and benign blood diseases and raising funds to support research that will improve patient outcomes. Pedal for Peds works to inspire hope for the community of the pediatric patients served at UNC Hospitals, their families, friends, caregivers and other supporters, while celebrating their courage, spirit and energy.
Pedal for Peds began over seven years ago by Dr. Julie Blatt and her team. Inspired by the need for additional funds to support patient families as they cope with the life-changing effects of a cancer diagnosis. Support comes in the form of groceries, meals, gas cards and other essentials needed by the family to make their frequent stays at UNC a little easier to manage. As the Pedal for Peds initiative has grown, the program has been able to expand to help support a number of fellowship positions for the Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology. Through their dedicated work and research, we contribute to identifying ways to improve the overall well-being of our patients.
UNC Hospitals' Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology
The Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology is a part of the Department of Pediatrics and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at UNC and a member of the Children's Oncology Group, a national consortium of pediatric cancer centers.
Our program has active inpatient and outpatient services. In addition to on-site clinical activities, program members see patients in Wilmington and at the N.C. Children's Specialty Clinic in Raleigh.
Our division specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and management of hematological disorders and malignancies in children and adolescents. We also offer bone marrow transplantation through our combined adult-pediatric bone marrow transplantation program.
We maintain comprehensive clinics in hemophilia and bleeding disorders, oncology, sickle cell disease, general hematology, brain tumors and long-term follow-up. You can learn more about the specific programs and services offered through our division on the Programs and Services page.
Our mission is to treat and cure children and adolescents with cancer and blood diseases who live in North Carolina through participation both in national and locally designed treatment protocols. We believe that the care of children with cancer is a dynamic process based on improving treatments through clinical and laboratory research.
The following list of organizations have pledged their support for this year’s Pedal for Peds fund raising drive.