100% of Every Rider Raised Dollar Goes Directly to Cancer Research

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Born in Charleston, LOWVELO's objective is to become the leading grassroots organization funding cancer research in the state of South Carolina. 100% of every rider-raised dollar goes directly to life-saving cancer research at Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina.

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100% of dollars raised through LOWVELO will work to end cancer! Learn more about the innovative work being done at Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina and stay tuned to see LOWVELO dollars in action!

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The Blog

WATCH RIDERS REVEL IN THE MOMENT
November 25, 2019

Check out the latest recap video that captures highlights from the weekend and heartfelt reflections from our riders.






STILL FUNDRAISING? LOWVELO'S TOP FUNDRAISERS REVEAL THEIR SECRETS TO SUCCESS
November 20, 2019

If you’re still short of your fundraising goals, check out these tips from some of our top fundraisers, like TD Bank’s David Wenger. Riders have until Jan. 2, 2020, to meet their goals.


Rider reflects on how LOWVELO changed her life
November 13, 2019

MaryNell Goolsby says that LOWVELO has played an enormous role in her positive outlook on life and her recovery this year.





RIDERS BOND, PUSH HARD DURING LOWVELO
November 7, 2019

A bump in the road didn’t deter Rita Barbagallo, LOWVELO’s final rider to cross the finish line.







4 CORE STRENGTH-TRAINING TIPS FOR CYCLISTS
October 25, 2019

In this week's fitness column, MUSC trainer Nicki Carter explains exactly what cyclists should focus on when hitting the gym.







GET IN GEAR: 10 THINGS YOU NEED (AND MAY NOT NEED) ON HAND FOR LOWVELO
October 22, 2019

From packing the right tools to wearing the best gear, MUSC Wellness Center's Catherine O'Sullivan has tips to help riders conquer LOWVELO.





CALORIE COUNT: FUELING YOUR BODY ON RIDE WEEKEND
October 21, 2019

Wondering about the right way to consume calories during LOWVELO? Here’s some advice from MUSC Sodexo Wellness Dietitian and LOWVELO columnist, Debbie Petitpain.




HERE'S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RIDE WEEKEND
October 19, 2019

The LOWVELO ride weekend itinerary is here, complete with ticket links, packet pick-up information, the official Rider Playbook and more.





6 REASONS WHY STRENGTH TRAINING IS IMPORTANT FOR CYCLISTS
October 18, 2019

Strength training has several benefits for cyclists (and everyone else, too). Here are six reasons why cyclists should incorporate strength training into their training routine.




SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY AND HOLLINGS CONNECTION CONTINUES TO GROW WITH LOWVELO
October 16, 2019

Despite her heavy load, SCSU senior Ciera Miller joins LOWVELO and rides for her mom.




'TOUR DE FRANCES': HOW A GRANDMOTHER'S CANCER BATTLE INSPIRED ONE RIDER TO CRUSH HER FUNDRAISING GOAL
October 11, 2019

Need a little fundraising push? Allison King has had overwhelming support in surpassing her century ride goals. Here’s how she did it.




BETTER THAN EVER: CANCER SURVIVOR TO RIDE LOWVELO WITH DOCTOR WHO SAVED HIS LIFE
October 10, 2019

Nick Charalambous had suffered enough after a bike accident left him with a broken back and neck. Being diagnosed with a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma three years later took him down another painful road, but it also strengthened his resolve to ride again.




MUSC SURGEON TO RIDE LOWVELO WITH PARENTS, WHO'VE BOTH HAD CANCER
September 30, 2019

Dr. Heather Evans has tough competition for LOWVELO — her 79-year-old mom.







LOOK OUT: YOUR COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF LOWVELO ROAD TIPS FOR SAFE GROUP RIDING AND MORE
September 30, 2019

As LOWVELO nears, there are several things you can do beforehand to ensure you’re as ready as you can possibly be for ride day. One of the most important things you can do, however, is to get acquainted now with the rules of the road.

TOSS TOGETHER A SENSATIONAL SALAD
September 27, 2019

Try these nutritious salad recipes to keep your training on track.







7 TOP THINGS TO DO NOW TO PREPARE FOR THE BIG RIDE
September 26, 2019

From getting a bicycle tune-up to brushing up on safety rules, these tips will kickstart your LOWVELO prep. Oh, and we know where you can get free bike diagnostics, too.




CADENCE: WHAT IT IS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT
September 24, 2019

MUSC Wellness Center personal trainer Nicki Carter says that working on cycling cadence makes for a stronger rider. “You’ll fatigue less and be able to go longer and harder,” she says.





CLEMSON JOINS FORCES WITH HOLLINGS CANCER CENTER TO SCORE BIG WIN FOR CANCER RESEARCH
August 30, 2019

If there’s one thing Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney knows a thing or two about, it’s the power of teamwork. It’s one reason, despite the crazy fall football schedule revving up, he paused to do a public service announcement for LOWVELO.


LOWVELO PARTNERS WITH HOLY SPOKES, GIVING RIDERS BIKE ACCESS FOR TRAINING AND RIDE DAY
August 28, 2019

Good news for bikeless LOWVELO hopefuls: Holy Spokes is offering up its fleet for unlimited LOWVELO training at a cost that’s nearly free, but that’s not all. Riders taking on the Sunbelt Rentals 25-mile route can also reserve a bike for ride day at no added cost.


LOWVELO RELEASES OFFICIAL BIKE ROUTES
August 27, 2019

LOWVELO is the perfect ride for all fitness levels, with each of the three route options offering some of the most scenic highlights of the Lowcountry.





PATIENT TESTIMONIES AT LOWVELO PELOTON RALLY REMIND US WHY WE RIDE
August 19, 2019

Patient Jill Simmonds recently decided to ride in LOWVELO. Little did she know that shortly after registering she would be diagnosed with breast cancer.




Fundraising Fun: Creative Ways To Raise LOWVELO Donations
August 13, 2019

Steven A. Rosenzweig, Ph.D., is a cancer researcher whose reason to ride the Jerry Zucker 100-mile route is personal. Having lost both parents to the disease at a very young age, he's committed to raise funds for cancer research via his own personal art auction.


MUSC Wellness Center Offers Free Training Series For LOWVELO Riders
August 12, 2019

This is more than a bike ride for a great cause. It’s a way to jumpstart a healthy lifestyle.






WANTED: VOLUNTEERS TO FUEL LOWVELO
August 8, 2019

LOWVELO needs over 500 rock stars who like to feel good and raise money for a good cause.






Meet LOWVELO's Opening Ceremony headliners, The Blue Dogs
August 7, 2019

The Blue Dogs will headline the Opening Ceremony on Nov. 1 at for LOWVELO, an outdoor bike ride that raises money for cancer research at Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina.



Hollings Cafe owners gear up to ride tandem
August 2, 2019

This couple’s amazing love story has them riding tandem in LOWVELO. And get this – one of them is just learning to ride a bike.




Top tips on how to make hydration a fun part of your training plan
July 19, 2019

Check out these melon recipes from this dietitian who is helping our riders have fun as they stay well hydrated preparing for LOWVELO.




LOWVELO helps energize patient as she fights rare cancer
July 1, 2019

Come Nov. 2, Mary Nell Goolsby will be climbing on a bike to ride 50 miles. Her son, Turner Waldrup, and her brother, Lee Goolsby, will ride double that. Here’s why they are so motivated.



LOWVELO ambassador pushes MUSC and community to pedal for cancer
June 10, 2019

MUSC first lady Kathy Cole was intrigued when she heard about LOWVELO, a bike ride where 100 percent of money raised will go to fund cancer research.




Prominent cyclist commits to ride for the future of cancer research
June 10, 2019

Seasoned cyclist George Hincapie has raced on cycling’s largest stage – the Tour de France – 17 times. Now he’s racing for more than a medal – he’s racing for a cure.




Drum roll, please.
June 6, 2019

LOWVELO passed the 300th rider mark with the registration of Hollings Cancer Center researcher Shaun Olsen. An assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at MUSC, Olsen’s research focuses on the structural biology of proteins involved in signal transduction.


Top Eight Tips To Protect Your Skin
May 24, 2019

As summer approaches and you hit the outdoors, take time to remember these top 8 tips of how to best protect your skin. Dr. Andrea Abbott, a surgical oncologist who specializes in treating melanoma at Hollings Cancer Center, shares her top advice. The best skin cancer treatment to her? Prevention.



Hollings Cancer Center lands its highest score, receives NCI-designation renewal
May 20, 2019

As if there weren't enough reasons to ride, here's another. Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) got its highest score ever in its recent renewal of its designation as a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Center.


Doing What He Does Best - in a New Lab and Town
March 11, 2019

Dr. Denis Guttridge, PhD, recently relocated to Charleston, SC in 2018 to join the MUSC faculty and serve as the Director of the Darby Children’s Research Institute and Associate Director of Translational Sciences at Hollings Cancer Center.


Hollings Horizons Winter 2019
March 4, 2019

Welcome to the first edition of the Hollings Horizons magazine. Published twice a year, it captures the transformational developments happening at Hollings Cancer Center.