3M peloton pedals for life-saving cancer research

For two years, a 3M biking team (“peloton”) has participated in the Twin Cities’ Chainbreaker event to raise funds for cancer research. The second annual event was held August 10-12 to benefit the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota. Fundraising is on track to exceed the $1.4 million total from 2017.

Chainbreaker 2018 facts:

  • 1,000+ riders in 86 pelotons participated in the three-day weekend of cycling, entertainment, and volunteerism. Routes ranged from 25 to 180 miles.
  • 14 riders from 3M have raised more than half of their $17,000 goal. They are joined by 5 “virtual riders” who are assisting with fundraising. Totals will continue to rise as donations are accepted through October 12, 2018.
  • 3M was recognized as a support and gear vehicle partner.
  • 100% of rider-raised dollars go directly to support research aimed at improving the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, and reduce the impact of the number one killer in Minnesota.
  • The Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota has received an overall rating of “Outstanding” from the National Cancer Institute.

Thank you, 3M!

photos courtesy of Adrienne Sherman, Chainbreaker Ride


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DENT-School of Dentistry

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UMMCH-M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital