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Click here to make a donation to Penn Ride. The cost of the ride is fully funded through corporate sponsorships and personal donations from cyclists, so your donation will go directly to the American Cancer Society.

About Penn Ride

Penn Ride for Cancer is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the treament of cancer patients and to educating communities across the nation about cancer. The organization was founded by Jon Schlegel and Jerry Dischler, two MBA students at the University of Pennsylvania whose lives have been touched by loved ones with cancer.


Penn Ride for Cancer has a three pronged mission aimed at advancing the prevention and treatment of cancer and inspiring others to get involved:

  • Contribute to the develpment of better treatment options for cancer by raising funds for cancer research
  • Educate communities across the nation about cancer detection and prevention to mitigate the threat posed by cancer
  • Inspire students and community members to be proactive in supporting the search for a cure for cancer
Cancer Facts

1.4 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed this year

The number of new cancer cases diagnosed per capita has declined every year since 1990