Tour De Rhody has become a key fundraiser to support cancer research through the Brown University Oncology Research Group (BrUOG). Tour De Rhody takes riders through the beautiful country roads of Rhode Island. All proceeds go directly to supporting cancer research. With the efforts of our riders and sponsors, Tour De Rhody provides the support the doctors and researchers of the Brown University affiliated hospitals need to lead clinician directed research.
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
The Brown University Oncology Research Group (BrUOG) was created in 1994 to coordinate clinical cancer research for Brown’s affiliated hospitals and Alpert Medical School faculty. BrUOG’s main mission is to improve cancer care through the implementation of innovative, multidisciplinary cancer clinical trials. BrUOG provides the infrastructure for the efficient development and implementation of these trials, which are created by Brown University faculty.
The trials sponsored by BrUOG investigate novel, cutting-edge applications of chemotherapy, biologic agents and other cancer treatments. Our trials are unique because they are investigator-initiated—conceptualized by practicing physicians, not by pharmaceutical companies. As such, these trials represent an incredibly important sector of cancer research. Because medical, radiation and surgical oncologists are deeply familiar with both the latest research and stark realities of cancer, they are an unrivaled source of ideas for novel approaches to treatments.
We are still working out some specifics, come back for donation and registration information soon.
For larger donations, you can donate directly through the Lifespan Foundation, who is sponsoring the event this year, and avoid processing fees. Please include Tour De Rhody in the memo and email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can make sure to count it on the tally.
As a Hematologist/Oncologist in the Lifespan Cancer Institute, I witness first-hand all the good that BrUOG can do for my patients.
I also ride my bike to work every day, rain or shine (maybe not in ice). Bringing Tour de Rhody to fruition for its first year in 2019 combined two of my passions; oncology research and bike riding. Nearly 100 riders joined to ride bikes, get a little lost and raise over $18,000 for cancer research. Aside from some small hiccups, I felt the event a great success. 2020, like everything faced new challenges. Over 200 riders showed up over a course of several hours, wore mask and stayed separated to together raise over $50,000.
2021 will be our best year yet as we look to explore new locations and continue to grow.
Thank you, Dr Thomas Ollila.
We are exploring moving Tour de Rhody #3 to a new location for this year. We appreciate the support of Salisbury Farm, but it's time to try some new routes! Please mark your calendars for September 19th, 2021.