Raceplan Coaching and Racing and Swami’s Cycling have announced the formation of the 2006 Beat Cancer Team, an eight-member cycling team that will race in the 2006 edition of the 24-hr Race Across America Relay from San Diego, California to Flagstaff, Arizona on June 11, 2006, to raise money for The Breast Cancer Fund.
"We are more than just eight guys riding through the desert in our pink outfits on top of pink Serotta bikes," said Kam Zardouzian, co-captain of both teams and founder of Raceplan Coaching and Racing. "This is our second year at this event. Last year we managed to complete the 494-mile course in about 25 hours and took a respectable second place to Team Clif Bar. But our biggest accomplishment was raising over $7,000 for the San Diego Chapter of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund. This year, with the support of Serotta, Capo Forma and all of our other sponsors, we have raised the stakes. Our goal is to surpass $30,000 for the Breast Cancer Fund and the entire team is wearing pink until we reach our goal."
As a dominant supporter of the Beat Cancer team, Serotta Bikes has donated eight custom pink coloured Legend Ti frames to be raced by the team during the relay race across 494 miles. The bikes will then be auctioned off and proceeds donated to The Breast Cancer Fund.
More information about the Beat Cancer Team can be found at beatcancer.raceplan.com.