Padres Pedal the Cause, a nonprofit organization founded by North County residents Bill and Amy Koman, raised $2.9 million for local cancer research at its annual event in November at Petco Park. Over 2,500 participants cycled 25 to 100 miles on one of four routes across San Diego, spun in a high-energy stationary bike class, ran or walked a 5K, or rode a tricycle or scooter in the kids’ challenge.

Padres Pedal the Cause Executive Director Anne Marbarger presented the check to beneficiary representatives from Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego at a celebratory gathering in January. “It’s inspiring to see the impact of the Padres Pedal community in San Diego,” said Anne. “Cancer affects every one of us in some way, and we are proud to invest in local research.”

Since 2013, Padres Pedal the Cause has raised and donated over $10 million to fund 53 translational research projects and clinical trials. Registration for this year’s event on Nov. 16 will open in mid-April. For more information visit www.gopedal.org.