Get pumped: TGen's 3rd annual Cycle for the Cure now 'bigger than ever'

Be one of the 200 indoor cyclists riding May 19 to support TGen's cancer research

SCOTTSDALE AND PHOENIX, Ariz. - April 26, 2013 - With a fourth venue and a broader mission, organizers are planning the 3rd annual Cycle for the Cure, supporting cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).

More than 200 men and women are expected to participate May 19 in this year's indoor cycling fundraiser, which aims to raise $150,000 for TGen, according to event Co-Chairs Vicki Vaughn and Denise Shorall.

Cyclists of all skill levels, from beginners to experts, are invited to participate. In support of TGen's Cycle for the Cure, Village Clubs are inviting non-members to ride. Bikes can be reserved with a $200 tax-deductible donation at

This year, riders don't even need to be present to participate. "Virtual riders" can ride wherever they are.

"The scope of this event is bigger than ever," Vaughn said. "We've grown this event beyond the critically important work TGen does for breast and ovarian cancer, and now will use this year's proceeds to help support all types of cancer research at TGen."

New this year, in addition to Studio 360 and other Village locations, is a fourth location for Cycle for the Cure: the DC Ranch Village Health Club & Spa, 18501 N. Thompson Peak Parkway in Scottsdale. The addition of DC Ranch makes this event a Village-wide partnership.

Again this year, the Camelback Village Racquet & Health Club, 4444 E. Camelback Road in Phoenix, will host a Post-Ride Party with a live band, food and drinks, starting at 5 p.m. The party is free for riders, or a $20 donation for guests.

"A two-hour ride isn't a challenge when we do it together. With music and rotating motivational instructors, it's so much fun. And, riding teams can split the two hours," Shorall said. "While we get our hearts pumping, there is time to reflect on what an important effort we are all contributing to and how together we can really make a difference."

TGen scientists, including TGen President Dr. Jeffrey Trent, will be on hand to ride and explain their important work. TGen, a non-profit research institute located at the heart of the downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus, is dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research with life-changing results.

In medicine, one size does not fit all. TGen's focus on developing and delivering precision medicine - the right treatment for each individual patient - will enable physicians to deliver care more effectively and efficiently. Matching the right therapy appropriate to each patient's genomic profile produces greater patient benefit.

"TGen was created by a community of scientists and volunteers to bring hope to patients and families who need new answers today," said TGen Foundation President Michael Bassoff. "The Cycle for the Cure committee delivers hope and critically needed funding for TGen's science."


If you go:

3-5 p.m. Sunday, May 19

- Studio 360, 3627 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
- Camelback Village Racquet & Health Club, 4444 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix
- Gainey Village Health Club & Spa, 7477 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale
- DC Ranch Village Health Club & Spa, 18501 N. Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale

Reserve your bike with a $200 tax-deductible donation at


About TGen
The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a Phoenix, Arizona-based non-profit organization dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research with life changing results. Research at TGen is focused on helping patients with diseases such as cancer, neurological disorders and diabetes. TGen is on the cutting edge of translational research where investigators are able to unravel the genetic components of common and complex diseases. Working with collaborators in the scientific and medical communities, TGen believes it can make a substantial contribution to the efficiency and effectiveness of the translational process. For more information, visit:

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