Are you ready to ride? This year marks the 15th anniversary of a tremendously successful movement in the fight against cancer, both locally and across the country. Since being established by Charlotte lawyer and social entrepreneur Spencer Lueders in 2002, the 24 Hours of Booty cycling event has raised millions of dollars for cancer survivorship, wellness, and patient support programs in the Carolinas and beyond.
“24 Hours of Booty exists to inspire communities to be active in the fight against cancer. We believe that the event is about way more than miles on the bike. It’s about honoring survivors, remembering the loved ones we have lost and making sure everyone has resources to fight cancer with everything they have,” 24 Hours of Booty mission statement.
24 Hours of Booty continues their generous giving to help Atrium Health’s Levine Cancer Institute and Levine Children’s Hospital expand and grow. In May of 2016, 24 Hour of Booty announced a $1.5 million commitment to the Levine Cancer Institute and Levine Children’s Hospital. With this gift, 24 Hours of Booty will have donated more than $3.5 million collectively to both facilities to support adult and pediatric cancer survivorship and wellness programs.
The funding provided by 24 Hours of Booty will be able to enhance the Institute’s world-class oncology rehabilitation program and to establish a more comprehensive pediatric cancer survivorship program at Levine Children’s Hospital. In addition, this funding will continue to sustain existing survivorship and integrative oncology programs such as healing arts, yoga and acupuncture.
“We greatly appreciate our long-standing partnership with 24 Hours of Booty and all that the organization has done to help build the Survivorship and Wellness Programs at Levine Cancer Institute and now Levine Children’s Hospital,” said Scott Kerr, president of Atrium Health Foundation.
Atrium Health is proud of the long-standing partnership with this unique event, which is dedicated to improving the course of cancer care in the Carolinas and beyond.
Pictured below (July 29, 2016) from right-left: Meg Croom, Levine Cancer Institute pharmacist; Edward Kim, MD, Levine Cancer Institute – Chair of Solid Tumor Oncology and Investigational Therapeutics; Aaron Harper, Atrium Health System – Military & Veterans Affairs Manager; Hanna Welker with WCNC-TV; and Heather Sackett, Marketing & Communications Director for 24 Hours of Booty.