The Cypress Challenge is an annual event for cyclists to challenge themselves on Vancouver's premier hill climb while supporting pancreatic cancer research. Since 2008, over $2.05 million has been raised through this event, benefiting leading-edge pancreatic cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency and Pancreas Centre BC.
Through a collaborative approach to improving care and survival for pancreatic cancer patients, the Pancreas Centre BC team of scientists and clinicians is leading a number of critical studies. This year advancements have included:
- The establishment of a hereditary pancreatic cancer research program
- Projects to uncover the cellular origin of the disease
- The development of new drugs
- Bringing new therapies options to patients sooner through clinical trials
On Sunday, August 13, 2017 challenge yourself to cycle up Cypress Mountain in support of pancreatic cancer research. The event is hosted by the Glotman Simpson Cycling Club, in memory of Gary Heppell.
By raising awareness and funds, the Glotman·Simpson Cypress Challenge is helping to change the story and improve outcomes for future pancreatic cancer patients.
Register yourself or a team and find out more at www.cypresschallenge.com. Early Bird Registration ends July 4th 2017.