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6th Annual Ride Hard Breathe Easy Classic
Friday 8:00 AM - Sunday 4:00 PM EDT
Our 6th Annual Ride Hard Breathe Easy Classic is back on the road this year! We start at Duke Cancer Institute on September 2nd and finish at Fox Chase Cancer Center on September 9th. We will also host a ride along the Schuylkill River Trail on Saturday, September 10th. There will be a 60-mile ride starting at 8:00 and a 20-mile ride starting at 11:00. And there will be a way for people to join us on Peloton or Zwift on Saturday, August 27th. Note: More details will come in July including the times for the virtual ride. In addition, registrations and donations are considered final. Please contact us at [email protected] if you have questions.
In March of 2011, Kathleen Matthews was diagnosed with lung cancer. Nine months later she died of this disease, and while she was very sick, her son, John, promised her that he would do “something”.
That “something” became raising $1 million in his lifetime, and that promise started with that cross-country bike ride in 2017. Since then, Ride Hard Breathe Easy has grown to a non-profit that partners with 10 locations where money raised supports lung cancer patients dealing with a financial strain due to their diagnosis.
Kathleen Matthews had a saying, that “Many hands make light work”, and these words are the backbone of who we are and what we do. We are honored to partner with Fox Chase, Temple, Duke, Einstein, Crozer Health, and Lung Health Services. And we are grateful to the committed group of volunteers, partners, and sponsors dedicated to helping lung cancer patients.
Our goal is to raise another $60,000 during this ride in 2022, and we are grateful for your support!