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REGISTRATION UNDERWAY FOR 2021 UCI ANTI-CANCER CHALLENGE

ORANGE, CALIF., April 6, 2021 - Registration is open for the fifth annual UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge-a virtual ride, run, walk event to raise awareness and funds for promising cancer research at the UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only comprehensive cancer center based in Orange County that is designated by the National Cancer Institute.

2020 ANTI-CANCER CHALLENGE RAISES A RECORD $735,000 FOR UNIVERSITY CANCER RESEARCH

ORANGE, CALIF., July 22, 2020 –Pivoting from a traditional one-day festival attended by thousands to eight weeks of virtual webinars and fitness challenges, the fourth annual UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge united people in 45 states and Canada in a movement to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. Over the course of the challenge, participants raised an event-record $735,000 for promising cancer research at the UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

2020 ANTI-CANCER CHALLENGE GOES VIRTUAL

ORANGE, CALIF., July 22, 2020 – UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge, a movement to raise awareness and funds for cancer research, is going virtual for 2020 in order to maintain social distancing and safeguard participant health. The reimagined Anti-Cancer Challenge now includes an eight-week virtual fundraising and wellness program that connects people around the local community and across the nation.

ANTI-CANCER CHALLENGE RETURNS TO IRVINE CAMPUS ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3

IRVINE, CALIF., April 6, 2020 - The fourth annual UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge, a ride, run and walk to support cancer research at the UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been moved from Saturday, June 6, 2020 to Saturday, October 3, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

STARVE A TUMOR, FEED A CELL: HOW CANCERS CAN RESIST DRUGS

IRVINE, CALIF., March 3, 2020 - A discovery by UCI biologists could offer new approaches to overcoming obstacles in the fight against cancer. Their research was partially funded by Anti-Cancer Challenge participants.

THIRD ANNUAL ANTI-CANCER CHALLENGE SETS FUNDRAISING RECORD

IRVINE, CALIF., July 3, 2019 - Promising cancer studies and early-phase clinical trials will move forward at the University of California, Irvine’s Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, thanks to supporters of the third annual UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge, which raised a record $620,000 for cancer research.

JOIN THE UCI ANTI-CANCER CHALLENGE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER

IRVINE, CALIF., Feb. 15, 2018 - The second annual UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge to benefit life-saving research at the UCI Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, Calif.

SHERYL CROW TO HEADLINE ANTI-CANCER CHALLENGE CELEBRATION CONCERT

IRVINE, CALIF., Aug. 21, 2017 - Nine time Grammy Award winner Sheryl Crow will headline the "Anti-Cancer Challenge Celebration Concert" to be held Oct. 21, 2017 at the UCI Bren Events Center on the UC Irvine Campus.

THOUSANDS PARTICIPATE IN INAUGURAL ANTI-CANCER CHALLENGE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CANCER RESEARCH

ANAHEIM, CALIF., June 15, 2017 – More than 2,000 riders, walkers and runners participated in the inaugural UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Anti-Cancer Challenge to benefit cancer research on June 10 and 11, 2017 at Angel Stadium.

ANTI-CANCER CHALLENGE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CANCER RESEARCH AT THE UC IRVINE HEALTH CHAO FAMILY COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTERR

ORANGE, CALIF., Feb. 23, 2017 – The UC Irvine Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center announces a new fundraising event the Anti-Cancer Challenge, to benefit cancer research. The inaugural event weekend will take place June 10 and 11, 2017 at the Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA.