UNM Cancer Center benefits from annual motorcycle ride
“Ride for the Cure NM” will host its annual motorcycle ride Saturday, March 25, to raise money and awareness for cancer treatment and research in New Mexico. The event benefits patient programs and cancer research at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center. The ride started 11 years ago with just 12 riders and has grown to include more than 1,000.
This year’s ride will run from Molly’s Bar in Tijeras to the Wildlife West Nature Park in Edgewood. The ride is open to all motorcyclists for a $20 entry fee; passengers are $5 more. The event in Edgewood will feature food, shopping and music, and entrance to the Nature Park will be available for a $5 entry fee.
Registration opens at 11 a.m., ride begins at noon.
The ride starts at Molly’s Bar, 546 NM State Hwy 333 and ends at the Wildlife West Nature Park, 87 North Frontage Road, Edgewood.
The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center is the Official Cancer Center of New Mexico and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in a 500-mile radius. Its 125 board-certified oncology specialty physicians include cancer surgeons in every specialty, adult and pediatric hematologists/medical oncologists, gynecologic oncologists, and radiation oncologists.
They, along with more than 500 other cancer health care professionals, provided cancer care for nearly 60 percent of the adults and children in New Mexico affected by cancer. The cancer center treated 11,249 patients in 84,875 ambulatory clinic visits in addition to in-patient hospitalizations at UNM Hospital. These patients came from every county in the state.
VIDEO: Ride for the CURE NM - https://youtu.be/zAdqkvKvIS4