HERE AT THE HICCC Research Snapshot Director’s Message
IN THE FACE OF A PANDEMIC HICCC Researchers Address COVID-19
Cracking Down on COVID-19
Faces of the Frontline
CONNECTING THE DOTS IN CANCER
Engineering + Cancer
Dentistry + Cancer
Public Health + Cancer
RESEARCHERS ON THE CUTTING EDGE Hitting Pancreatic Cancer Where it Hurts
Commanding Killer T Cells
Election to National Academies
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
A “CURE” for Budding Scientists Newfound Hope with Cell Therapy
Velocity Goes Virtual
Unicorns in the Treatment Rooms
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS CONTACT US
HERE AT THE HICCC Research Snapshot Director’s Message
IN THE FACE OF A PANDEMIC HICCC Researchers Address COVID-19
Cracking Down on COVID-19
Faces of the Frontline
CONNECTING THE DOTS IN CANCER
Engineering + Cancer
Dentistry + Cancer
Public Health + Cancer
RESEARCHERS ON THE CUTTING EDGE Hitting Pancreatic Cancer Where it Hurts
Commanding Killer T Cells
Election to National Academies
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
A “CURE” for Budding Scientists Newfound Hope with Cell Therapy
Velocity Goes Virtual
Unicorns in the Treatment Rooms
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS CONTACT US
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Velocity
Goes Virtual

There's
No Stopping Us

Photo of Dr. John Chabot with his bike on Virtual
Dr. John Chabot, Chief of GI/Endocrine Surgery
The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t stop the momentum of Velocity: Columbia’s Ride to End Cancer, and the energy and enthusiasm surrounding this annual fundraiser was as strong as ever. In its fourth year, over 500 participants came together virtually to raise more than $1.1 million to support cancer care and research, a new class of Velocity Fellows, and COVID-19 recovery efforts at Columbia’s Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center.
This year’s program adopted a personal approach called Your Velocity, engaging participants to complete any activity of their choice—including cycling, spinning, running, hiking, and yoga. Many shared videos and photos of their activities throughout Velocity Day, which took place on October 4 and included a special live Velocity Day Broadcast to celebrate and support everyone involved.
“The many ways our community came together to support Your Velocity are inspirational and heartwarming. The outpouring of support for the cancer programs at our Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center and our COVID-19 recovery efforts has been remarkable.”
—Anil Rustgi, MD, director of the HICCC
MAKING A DIFFERENCE VELOCITY GOES VIRTUAL
Photo of Dr. John Chabot with his bike on Virtual
There's No Stopping Us
“The many ways our community came together to support Your Velocity are inspirational and heartwarming. The outpouring of support for the cancer programs at our Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center and our COVID-19 recovery efforts has been remarkable.”
—Anil Rustgi, MD, director of the HICCC

The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t stop the momentum of Velocity: Columbia’s Ride to End Cancer, and the energy and enthusiasm surrounding this annual fundraiser was as strong as ever. In its fourth year, over 500 participants came together virtually to raise more than $1.1 million to support cancer care and research, a new class of Velocity Fellows, and COVID-19 recovery efforts at Columbia’s Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center.
This year’s program adopted a personal approach called Your Velocity, engaging participants to complete any activity of their choice—including cycling, spinning, running, hiking, and yoga. Many shared videos and photos of their activities throughout Velocity Day, which took place on October 4 and included a special live Velocity Day Broadcast to celebrate and support everyone involved.
Raising Funds to Advance
Cancer Research
The Columbia community and
friends gather virtually for another successful Velocity.
Raising Funds to Advance Cancer Research
The Columbia community and friends gather virtually for another successful Velocity.
For Virtual Velocity 2020, participants completed their desired activity on their own, coming together online to celebrate on Velocity Day.
Thank You, Velocity Supporters!
Contributions to Your Velocity were bolstered by a matching gift from the Crimson Lion/Lavine Family Foundation and support from generous participants, sponsors, and donors.
Join us for Velocity 2021 in October!
Our Velocity Fellows program, supported by the Velocity ride, funds new and innovative research projects from Columbia cancer researchers.
Our Fellows have a special message to all Velocity participants.
For Virtual Velocity 2020, participants completed their desired activity on their own, coming together online to celebrate on Velocity Day.
Thank You, Velocity Supporters!
Contributions to Your Velocity were bolstered by a matching gift from the Crimson Lion/Lavine Family Foundation and support from generous participants, sponsors, and donors.
Our Velocity Fellows program, supported by the Velocity ride, funds new and innovative research projects from Columbia cancer researchers.
Our Fellows have a special message to all Velocity participants.
Join us for Velocity 2021 in October!
Cover photo:
Dr. John Chabot, Chief of GI/Endocrine Surgery
© Columbia University Irving Medical Center,
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center,
New York, NY.
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