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

Key

CSE-College of Science and Engineering

CSOM-Carlson School of Management

DENT-School of Dentistry

ICA-Intercollegiate Athletics

OED-Office of Equity and Diversity

STEM-Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

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