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UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge

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Saturday, Oct. 7 at UCI Aldrich Park
5K and 10K Run/Walk | 14-, 35-, 60- and 100-Mile Ride | Mountain Bike Ride

The UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge is a community movement to raise awareness and funds for critical cancer research at the UCI Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Every participant-raised dollar directly funds pilot studies and early phase clinical trials that aim to develop new insights into cancer prevention, treatment and cures — to save lives
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Ride, Run, Walk on Saturday, Oct. 7 at UCI Aldrich Park

Enjoy a day dedicated to supporting cancer research at UCI Aldrich Park! 
When you register, you can also create or join a team with friends and family.

Adult Fundraising Commitment: $50
Child/Student: Fundraising Commitment: $25

For the first time ever, we're offering a mountain bike route on Challenge Day and only 50 VIP riders will have the opportunity to participate. Don’t miss your chance to be one of the first 50 VIP riders to participate in this exclusive mountain bike route!

When you commit to raising $500 or more as a VIP rider, runner or walker, you are making a big difference for the future of cancer research. You will also be invited to enjoy the VIP Lounge including food, drinks, massage chairs and more on event day!


Making a Difference

The fight against cancer begins with fundamental research on its causes, detection, prevention and treatment at National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer centers like the UCI Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

NCI-designated cancer centers are national leaders in cancer research, education and treatment. Among those centers, only 53 are designated as "comprehensive" and recognized for meeting rigorous criteria aimed at providing world-class patient care and innovative research.

Your support through the UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge directly funds cancer-related projects that help UC Irvine physician-scientists generate crucial preliminary data for high impact research – to save lives.

Through a partnership with Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), a portion of the funds are dedicated to pediatric cancer research.


Upcoming Lead-Up Event

Lead-up events provide an opportunity for the community to learn about the UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge and the impact of research dollars. All UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge lead-up events are free and open to the public. Don't miss the next 2023 lead-up event below.

Wednesday, June 14 | 1 - 2 p.m.

Integrative Cancer Support and Survivorship Services, High-Risk Breast Cancer Services & Cervical Cancer Research


Virtual Challenges

Unable to participate in-person on Challenge Day? Register as a virtual participant! No matter where you are, you can support life-saving cancer research by creating your own challenge or joining one of our virtual challenges below.

My Challenge Day
Bring Challenge Day to your own community!

100-Mile Virtual Challenge
Track your miles using the UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge app. 

I Challenge You...
Create any activity challenge for yourself and others.

Build an Anti-Cancer Challenge Community 
Help spread the word about the impact of cancer research in your community.

Messages that Matter
Create cards or supportive messages to our researchers, cancer fighters and survivors!



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