SAN DIEGO, May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Point Loma Rotary Club visited UC San Diego Medical School on Friday April 21, 2017 to present the proceeds from the annual Jim Krause Memorial Charity Bicycle Ride the Point 2016 event to UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center for pancreatic cancer research. Ride the Point is an annual fundraiser hosted by the Point Loma Rotary Club in honor of past president Jim Krause, who was an avid cyclist and underwent pancreatic cancer treatment at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center.
The visit to UCSD to present the donation included a briefing by Dr. Tony Reid, who treated Jim, on the latest pancreatic cancer research and breakthroughs in the treatment of pancreatic cancer funded in part by proceeds from the ride. The club was also given an interactive tour of the UC San Diego School of Medicine Center for the Future of Surgery. The center is dedicated to educating surgeons and testing new operating room equipment, procedures and techniques.
Pancreatic cancer is the 4th leading cause of cancer-related deaths and the scientific community in San Diego is rapidly advancing its research to find a cure. At the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, a team of investigators is dedicated solely to discovering new therapies that will improve the outcome for patients with pancreatic cancer. Ride the Point is pleased to partner with the cancer center and provide proceeds to fund research that will enhance the industry's knowledge of pancreatic cancer, introduce new technologies that will improve the outcome for patients undergoing tumor resection and improve drug delivery to pancreatic tumors.
Join us in supporting pancreatic cancer research and finding a cure – please visit www.RideThePoint.org for additional information and to learn more about the 2017 charity bike ride.
About UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
The UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S., and the only one in San Diego. This designation is reserved for centers with the highest achievements in cancer research, clinical care, education, and community contributions. Physician researchers at UC San Diego are dedicated to advancing our understanding of the causes and treatments for cancer and translating this knowledge to new treatments for patients. The compassionate care offered at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center impacts lives every day. You can learn more about Moores Cancer Center at http://cancer.ucsd.edu.
About Jim Krause
Jim Krause was a long-time resident of Point Loma, an avid cyclist, and a member of the Point Loma Rotary Club. He died in 2012 after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer, leaving a legacy of service to the community. In his memory, the Point Loma Rotary Club is hosting the Jim Krause Memorial Charity Bike Ride. His many friends are sponsoring the ride to highlight the beautiful cycling areas around Point Loma and surrounding neighborhoods, promote a healthy lifestyle, and raise awareness of pancreatic cancer. Proceeds from the event will stay in the local community to fund pancreatic cancer research at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center and other Point Loma Rotary civic projects.
About Ride the Point 2017
Ride the hidden, unridden, and forbidden Point Loma in the 5th Annual Jim Krause Memorial Charity Bicycle Ride on November 11, 2017. The ride will start and end at Liberty Station and traverse exclusive scenic bike paths and routes around beautiful San Diego. The ride has three distances to accommodate different levels of bicycling experience. The 10 mile is a relatively flat course on bike paths in Liberty Station, Spanish Landing, and Harbor Island along beautiful San Diego Bay and is perfect for cruisers, beginning riders, challenged athletes, and families. The 25 and 62 mile are street rides with exclusive routes and challenging climbs around Cabrillo National Monument, Sunset Cliffs, Ocean Beach, Mission Bay, Mission Valley, and Mission Gorge. The ride will also include "King of the Mountain" and "Queen of the Mountain" time trials from the Point Loma tide pools. For more information, visit www.RideThePoint.org or follow us on Facebook.
About the Point Loma Rotary Club & Rotary International
For over 60 years the Point Loma Rotary Club has participated in local, national, and international service projects. Local charitable projects supported by the Point Loma Rotary Club include leadership programs at local schools, Boy Scouts, YMCA sponsorship, Point Loma Library, Point Loma Concerts, Children's Hospital, Semper Fi Fund, Rescue Task Force, Humane Society, Meals on Wheels, Holiday Helping Hands, Shelter Box, and Reality Changers. The Point Loma Rotary Club meets noon Fridays at the San Diego Yacht Club. For more information on the Point Loma Rotary Club, visit www.pointlomarotary.org
Rotary International is the largest humanitarian service organization worldwide. Founded in Chicago on February 23, 1905, over 1.2 million members belong to 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Rotary clubs participate in international service projects to address humanitarian challenges including illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, lack of clean water, environmental concerns, and polio eradication while encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations. For more information on Rotary International, visit www.rotary.org.
Ride the Point Contact:
Richard Stakelum, Ed.D.
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