Benzinga reports Padres Pedal The Cause presented a check for a record-breaking total of $2,940,837 on Thursday, January 24 to beneficiary representatives from Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Rady Children’s Hospital–San Diego. The funds, raised from the annual 2018 event at Petco Park, represent the largest contribution in the history of the organization, and brings the six-year donation total to more than $10 million for local translational research and clinical trials that are accelerating cures for cancer.
Padres Pedal the Cause Executive Director, Anne Marbarger unveiled the check during a celebratory gathering of hundreds of event participants, San Diego business leaders, top donors and fundraisers, as well as Padres Pedal founders, Bill and Amy Koman. Marbarger shared the stage with San Diego native Tony Gwynn, Jr., Dr. Christopher Kane of Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, and representatives from each of the institutions benefitting from the fundraising. The evening’s remarks were kicked off by Susan Couch, Senior Vice President and Senior Client Relationship Manager of Commercial Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, San Diego. Bank of America was the presenting sponsor of the Padres Pedal The Cause Annual Check Celebration.