24 Foundation’s 24 Hours of Booty cycling event this year raised over $1.25 million to support cancer survivorship and wellness programs at Atrium Health’s Levine Cancer Institute and Levine Children’s Hospital, among other beneficiaries.

On July 30, cancer survivors, patient families, caregivers, and community supporters gathered in Charlotte’s Myers Park neighborhood for the annual 24 Hours of Booty cycling event. After transitioning its 2020 event to a virtual format, 24 Foundation invited participants back to the “Booty Loop” to celebrate the event’s 20th anniversary.

Dr. Derek Raghavan and Dr. Chasse Bailey-Dorton are avid supporters of 24 Foundation, participating in 24 Hours of Booty for many years.

Every year, the community fundraiser receives notable support from leaders, physicians, and clinicians of Levine Cancer Institute and Levine Children’s Hospital. Dr. Derek Raghavan, president of Levine Cancer Institute, and Dr. Stacy Nicholson, president of the Children’s Service Line at Atrium Health, were among Atrium Health leaders in attendance this year. Also at the event was Dr. Chasse Bailey-Dorton, chief of Integrative Oncology at Levine Cancer Institute and board chair of 24 Foundation, who gave remarks during a virtual Survivor’s Café. In addition, Team LCI was recognized as a top fundraising team, contributing over $42,000 for Levine Cancer Institute’s integrative oncology program.

A community event now 20 years strong, 24 Hours of Booty has grown from one man and his bike to hundreds of cyclists who participate each year to change the course of cancer and revolutionize access to essential supportive oncology resources in Charlotte and beyond. To date, 24 Foundation has raised $24 million, including over $5.5 million collectively to Levine Cancer Institute and Levine Children’s Hospital  to support adult and pediatric cancer survivorship and wellness programs.

Members of Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute’s and Levine Children’s leadership and staff proudly road the Booty loop in support of Atrium Health cancer survivorship programs. All event photographs were taken on July 30 prior to new city-wide mask mandates going into effect.