On Sept. 10, 15 members of the Bristol Myers-Squibb (BMS) Oncology Team left from Cannon Beach on the first leg of the Coast 2 Coast Cancer Ride to raise funds and awareness for Stand Up To Cancer’s (www.standup2cancer.org) efforts to accelerate research. They are pictured, courtesy of Bristol Myers-Squibb. The dedicated group left from the Surfsand Resort and headed for their first stop, a rally in Portland that afternoon.
More than 80 BMS employees, who will be riding a combined total of nearly 2,900 miles from Oregon to the New Jersey shore, are involved in the 19-day bike relay. BMS will match all donations to SU2C dollar-for-dollar, up to $500,000. You can donate at http://cancerbikeride.org
“I am riding for my mom, who battled cancer,” rider E. G. “Bubba” Klugh said. “She was my best friend, and if I have achieved anything in this life, it is because of her. This race is about the patients we serve, their families, their doctors and their nurses who fight every day for them ... We would all ride as far as it takes — for them.”
— Elleda Wilson