Supporting UNC Children's Patients And Their Families Since 2009
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.