Patricia Anderson, Assistant Director of the Center for Educational Partnerships (CFEP), and Andrea Randle, School of Education Associate Director of Development, are co-captains for the School's Education Overachievers Team that is participating in UCI's 2019 UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge on June 8.
UCI's Anti-Cancer Challenge provides an opportunity to bike, run/walk, volunteer, or be a virtual participant (sponsoring a UCI team or employee), and we encourage you to take action in this fight against cancer:
100% of event proceeds go directly to lifesaving cancer research at the UC Irvine Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The School of Education Overachievers Team will be participating in the 5k/10k run/walk , the 100-mile century ride, and the 60-mile metric century ride (options are a 14-mile, 35-mile, 60-mile, or 100-mile ride). Currently, we have 17 participants, with $1,500 pledged. Your support will be appreciated.
Below, Patricia Anderson shares why she is participating in UCI's Anti-Cancer Challenge.
Why I ride to end cancer? It's personal for me. My beautiful mom, Minia, developed a rare form of breast cancer and underwent a radical mastectomy. She is a survivor. And so I ride to end cancer.
I have many dear family and friends who have lost loved ones or who are currently battling cancer. My grandmother, Lola Paz, lost her battle to breast cancer. And so I ride to end cancer.
I am keenly aware I am at increased risk of breast cancer, and this means a lifetime of screening and lifestyle choices to minimize my risk. I know that physical activity reduces my overall risk for cancer, but I know I'm still at risk. And so I ride to end cancer.
I ride with the hope that the UCI cancer researchers whom I have worked with over the decades can bring us closer to a cure and relieve the burden that cancer puts on my family and friends. I will ride my heart out on this Metric century and have several people I plan to honor, but especially my mom, Minia.
I promise to give this everything I've got.