Celebrating Five Years of Velocity
This year marked the fifth annual Velocity: Columbia’s Ride to End Cancer, bringing together supporters of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC) to raise money for innovative cancer research and care. Through the activity of their choice, running, cycling, swimming, or any other, participants showed their commitment to making a difference at the HICCC. One rider—a Columbia medical student — even spent her summer biking across the country to show her support. But no matter how we moved, we all did it towards a common goal.
Thousands of people, from cancer patients to cancer doctors, have participated in Velocity, raising over $5.2 million. Money raised has funded 15 Velocity Fellows conducting cancer research at Columbia.
Thank you to all those who participated and donated to this year’s virtual event. Your contributions will support an outstanding group of Velocity Fellows who are tackling innovative and ambitious projects to advance cancer research and care. Additionally, we'd like to thank the Crimson Lion/Lavine Family Foundation, Velocity Heroes Circle, and all of our sponsors that motivated participants to go the extra mile. Together, 548 of us across 58 teams raised over $1.1 million for the HICCC, and for that, we can't say thank you enough.
We already can’t wait for Velocity 2022 and hope to continue to grow the Velocity family together. In the meantime, check out our recap of this year’s event.