David Zabriskie will be in California next month to pedal the long route from San Francisco to Long Beach, but first he'll join local San Francisco residents to pedal in place. Zabriskie is due to take part in the 2007 'PedalFest', a fundraiser for Amgen's 'Breakaway from Cancer' initiative, which raises awareness and funds for cancer patients and caregivers.
PedalFest is part of the lead-up to the Amgen Tour of California professional road race, and is a unique, stationary cycling fundraiser in which miles pedaled will earn matched dollars.
For a five dollar minimum donation, individuals are invited to ride a stationary bike for five minutes. Union Bank of California, AEG and the Amgen Tour of California will each donate one dollar for every mile ridden over the course of the day.
"Cancer touches not only the person who is sick, but also their entire network of family and friends," said Ellen Stovall, president and CEO, National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. "The goal of Breakaway from Cancer is to provide resources and support to cancer survivors and their caregivers, so they have the knowledge they need to effectively manage and navigate the disease."
The event will take place Thursday, Jan. 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Union Bank of California’s main San Francisco branch, located at 400 California Street.