Starting Saturday, May 11th, ten riders will touch down in Japan on an adventure with the goal of raising money for cutting edge cancer cell and gene therapy research. “Shinrinyoku” in Japanese means “forest bath”, referring to a walk a forest soaking in nature and green light. We are all aware on some level of the restorative effect of going for a walk in the woods, but it took the Japanese to give it a specific word. Starting in Uguri, Japan, the team will embark on a six-day tour en-route to their finish in Tokyo. Along the way, they will search for inspiration and reflection in the Japanese countryside, as we remember the loved ones we’ve lost to cancer. The goal: raise funds for the Alliance for Gene Cancer Therapy - the cutting edge of cancer research and our best hope for ending cancer forever.
Guiding the way - our trusty Wahoo bike computers
Carrying our gear - our favorite “touring spec” Specialized Diverge
In 2018, we raised $50,000, and this year we’ll do it again!
Gene therapy is the forefront of cutting edge technology to cure cancer. This year, we’ve chosen AGCT, the Alliance for Gene Cancer Therapy to be our fundraising beneficiary. Their mission is to discover new ways to treat and defeat cancer. We are beyond excited to fuel their work.
In the words of AGCT Co-Founder, Edward Netter,
“We are confident that cancer gene therapies are moving towards a tipping point and that someday, sooner rather than later, cancer will be treated with far greater odds of success and less toxicity to the patient.”
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Donations and products may be purchased in our store with all proceeds benefitting the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy. ACGT's mission is to seek out and support revolutionary scientific research into the causes, treatment and prevention of all types of cancer using cells and genes as medicine.