We’re still pumped up about what a great day Saturday was – beautiful weather, determined riders, fabulous volunteers, yummy food and good music. If you missed the event, we’ve got the recap below of some of the top moments. And you can still donate to the cause and/or a rider through Dec. 31.
#1 – Our researchers coming out in full force.
#2 – How it brought together so many people to raise money for lifesaving cancer research. We had more than 1,000 volunteers, riders and community members rally together.
#3 – The beautiful day and weather.
#4 – The Hollings rally line – this was the first year that three of the routes passed right by MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, where cyclists enjoyed a great send-off.
#5 – Great fun and entertainment from the Jake Bartley Band and some volunteer dancers!
#6 – Special moments by the memory wall. Here, Aron Kuch pauses for a moment after his ride. He wrote a message for his wife, Heather, who died in March 2022, just over a year after being diagnosed with thymic cancer. Throughout the LOWVELO weekend he connected with the many Hollings nurses who helped to care for her.
#7 – 100- and 50-milers coming by the start line of the 10-mile Island Ride at Isle of Palms as the National Anthem was being sung.
#9 – Our supporters, volunteers and ambassadors, including (below left), Ben Navarro of the Beemok Family Foundation, LOWVELO’s presenting sponsor, Hollings’ own Dr. Marvella Ford and Tour de France cyclist George Hincapie. Behind them is the new HPV vaccination van.
#10 – The attitude of one of our last finishers, Dr. Leo Ferreira, who was determined to go all 100 miles. He posted on Twitter:
“I biked 100 miles for #cancer #research @lowvelo @muschollings. I was the last to arrive, got lost twice & was alone for most of it. But I made it. #Science is the same. If it feels comfortable, then you’re not pushing boundaries & maximizing #discovery.”