Cycle for the Cure: Join TGen's 4th annual heart-pumping cancer research event on May 4

200 indoor cyclists sought to support TGen research — Register today!

SCOTTSDALE AND PHOENIX, Ariz. - March 25, 2014 - Four gyms - with four different start times - will host the 4th annual Cycle for the Cure, benefitting cancer research at the non-profit Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).

Cycle for the Cure is a heart-pumping, 2-hour indoor cycling fundraiser. Planned times and places on May 4 are:

• 8-10 a.m. - Gainey Village Health Club & Spa, 7477 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale.
• 10 a.m.-noon - DC Ranch Village Health Club & Spa, 18501 N. Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale.
• 1-3 p.m. - Studio 360, 3627 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix.
• 3-5 p.m. - Camelback Village Racquet & Health Club, 4444 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix.

"This year, with four different start times, it won't matter what other plans you might have that Sunday. If you have commitments in the morning, you can cycle in the afternoon. If you plan to go shopping or have family activities later that day, you can cycle in the morning," said event Co-Chair Vicki Vaughn.

More than 200 men and women are expected to participate, aiming to raise $125,000 for TGen cancer research. Cyclists of all skill levels are invited. Cyclists do not need to be members of the clubs. Bikes can be reserved with a $200 tax-deductible donation at

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

"Because our spin instructors are some of the best and most dedicated in the business, participants will be treated to a fast-paced two hours of upbeat music and positive energy with other riders, prizes, and best of all, the feeling that the dollars they helped raise stay right here in Arizona, where TGen can really make a difference for all of our families and friends," said Robyn DeBell, the event's other Co-Chair.

Dr. Jeffrey Trent, TGen President and Research Director, will be among TGen's renowned scientists riding and available to explain their important work.

In medicine, one size does not fit all. TGen's focus on developing and delivering precision medicine enables physicians to deliver care more effectively and efficiently. Using genomic sequencing, TGen helps doctors match the appropriate therapy to each patient's DNA profile, producing the greatest patient benefit.

"It is so exciting to see this incredible group of dedicated volunteers join TGen scientists to raise awareness and much needed funding for TGen's research," said TGen Foundation President Michael Bassoff. "Cycle for the Curehelps deliver hope and answers for patients and their families who need TGen's help today."


About TGen
Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a Phoenix, Arizona-based non-profit organization dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research with life changing results. TGen is focused on helping patients with cancer, neurological disorders and diabetes, through cutting edge translational research (the process of rapidly moving research towards patient benefit). TGen physicians and scientists work to unravel the genetic components of both common and rare complex diseases in adults and children. Working with collaborators in the scientific and medical communities literally worldwide, TGen makes a substantial contribution to help our patients through efficiency and effectiveness of the translational process. For more information, visit:

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